River and Woods Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food

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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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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from atlanta, and made reservations here for our first night in boulder. This was such a great spot! So unique and cozy, everyone is so nice and helpful. The food was great and like nothing we’d had before! Loved it.

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ShawnE
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Sat in a tent outside that smelled like propane. Food looked thrown together, was dry and overcooked. Server was distracted and did an extremely poor job of keeping my table happy. I try not to write bad reviews but I could not keep this one to myself. Not worth the money. Not at all.

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Krisf
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food. Great ambiance and a great value. We go every time we visit our daughter at school.

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ChristineD
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, good service, and a very nice atmosphere.

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AnnS
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit, and we were there for a birthday lunch. Scott went above and beyond to make the occasion special. The food was great, the service was impeccable, and the restaurant was adorable!! Very cozy and intimate. I would happily visit again! Thank you for making it special.

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DavidL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It took 20 min for a server to come over, but afterwards everything was flawless. We will return.

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Renata
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambiance is very hipster, cute cozy cabin with a modern vibe and very cool bar. The food is quite unique, we had brunch and it was tasty. Would like to see a couple more options on there, maybe some fresh juice tonics and smoothies. Coffee was a bit winey and not my favorite brand, not sure what it was. The place is so cute with all the extra touches. Their brunch cocktails are very unique and tasty and a great price. I will go gin, been there two times already.

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vipTomEV
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect anniversary meal

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JamesK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Extremely noisy. Perhaps turn off music, and add some kind of sound proofing

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

River and Woods is a lovely restaurant in a cozy setting. The food is very good with balanced flavors.

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ChrisS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love River and Woods. I made this reservation for my adult kids who are attending CU and for their sister who was visiting from out east. The food they tell me was outstanding, as usual and the service was wonderful. It is a gift they love to receive to go to this very yummy restaurant when they are so far from home.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Had an 11:15 reservation, got there as they opened at 11. We were greeted kindly and with great attentiveness. Our waitress was a little quiet and not as cheerful as the bar tender but still great! The table behind us were very boisterous and it became irritating midway through our meal, besides that the food was great. Plenty of options and made with care. We will definitely be recommending and returning.

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JaneT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It seems odd to put us in an outside tent, even though heated, when there were plenty of open tables inside. There was a cold draft on the floor so we asked to move inside and they did so graciously.

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DavidM
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for brunch. Son and I had the pastrami Benedict. Very good. My scone was good but quite small for $6. Also had churros with dipping chocolate for dessert. Very good.

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Fishstix
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went here with my teenaged son on a Sunday morning. The ambiance was cozy and lovely. We ordered the Bananas foster French toast with turmeric mascarpone cheese and the burrito and decided to split them both. Both were really tasty, but the French toast was good, not amazing. Maybe I just wasnt in the mood for a sweet dish, I dont know ... but the burrito! It was to die for — filling, warm, cheesy sauce. After we split both items, the boy was still hungry, so he downed a second burrito, ha. Bummed to have to order him 2 breakfasts, but he is 16 and a runner, so probably not the fault of portion size. My only disappointment is that they only serve regular coffee — a latte would have hit the spot! Service was terrific and the waitress had lots of great ideas of places for us to see while we were in the area (we are from CA). WOuld definitely hit this place again !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, food and service. Only issue was that our table was not ready when we arrived. However the incredible meal made up for the extended wait time.

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LindaP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Was a rough evening at River. HOUR wait for a reservation then seated outside...not the best. Then another wait for dinner with salad coming after entrees served. Everyone was disappointed in the service.

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RebeccaR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch experience in a long time! Delicious food and excellent service☺️

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RebeccaC
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place for a Valentines Day lunch. Everything we ordered was so good, especially the poutine with braised short rib (our Canadian friends would be appalled, but we loved it). At one point they came out and apologized for the wait due to a large party and we hadn’t even noticed a delay.

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vipGirlAuthentic
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely and easy. Is becoming a regular spot.

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10fish
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

River and Woods has a nice happy hour. Interesting menu, not hard to get something healthy. Our server was appropriately attentive. I am a repeat customer.

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JimK
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just great, again and again, and again and again,again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great date night place. S’mores were an awesome finish to a fun night.

JV
vipJillV
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service from the hostess to the server. Bottomless mimosas were a good value and brunch was wonderful.

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vipbeakir
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food AND dessert! Our server Chelsea was very good....always available but not overbearing.

MJ
MichaelJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

River and Woods has a nice cozy atmosphere that somehow manages to be both rustic and sophisticated, modern but unpretentious, and kids are not an afterthought in a place that would not intuitively be kid friendly. Great food, unique menu, and I always leave happy.

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vipREnew52
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal. Drinks were creative. Entrees (trout and short ribs) were delicious. Shared the amazing churros dessert. Not to be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. Could use a little sound mitigation as the past few times I’ve been there people sitting near us were loud and it made hearing each other difficult. Food and service as delightful.

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gambolinggourmand
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very comfortable and delicious lunch meeting. Would like to go back for dinner.

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SDubs
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our brunch at River and Woods. Service was exceptional, the vibe of the place is lovely, parking is easy, and the food was fabulous! I had a great breakfast salad with fresh veggies and fruit and the "sweet starter" scone (lemon poppyseed) was served warm and was delicious. We'll be back! Can't wait to try it for dinner!

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David
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was really good in my opinion. Everything came out quickly and tasted great.

However, the music was WAY too loud. I felt like I was in an H&M. It didn’t really fit the ambiance of the restaurant.

Other than that, I can’t complain.

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Danny
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella was a wonderful hostess! We are regulars, but she was new to us this time.

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Foodisgoodyaknow
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good and creative, I loved the atmosphere and overall coziness fo the place! Not the best meal I’ve had, but a fun restaurant for sure! I ordered the burger and all the ingredients were tasty, but the patties were a bit dry. Still worth going and checking out the fun menu all inspired by local Coloradans. My biggest complaint was the service..my waitress never asked for our drink order, didn’t ask how I wanted my meat cooked, and did not ask if we wanted a box of sorts. She did a good job with asking us how our food was and seemed enthused about the food which was good.

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icfantv
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

I'm just going to go out on a limb and say that the poor service we experienced was simply an anomaly and not the norm. We arrived a little early to get a drink at the bar and the service there was quite slow. After being seated and someone pouring water, we waited nearly 15 minutes before we had to flag someone down for assistance. I'm not sure if our table just wasn't assigned or what. The attentiveness of our server was fine in the beginning, but towards the end of the meal the gaps started getting longer and longer.

I don't want to harp on the poor service, but it really did detract from how awesome the food was. There's gluten-free options for nearly everything on the menu so if you're celiac (or anything related) don't feel like you have to avoid the restaurant.

On the opposite end of having celiac, the Friday night Challah option is a good bet as the bread is super tasty. They do run out, so if you're on the fence, get it and they encourage you to take the extra home.

The food was good enough that we would definitely eat here again.

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viplloveit
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here and did not disappoint. The place has both an air of fine dining but also a down home neighborhood feel. The rod was very good. Nice to have a good dinner in a very comfortable atmosphere. Look forward to visiting again.

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KuvyA
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Daniel and his team are about the nicest and most conscientious folks I know. The food is delicious and thoughtfully sourced, the drinks are delightful, and the ambience is sexy yet down-to-earth. So happy this is my neighborhood restaurant!

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MichelleM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food! Went here for New Year's this year and it wasn't too packed. That's why I was surprised our waiter took so long to take our drink and food order. Nevertheless, the wine and food was awesome, and they brought us a small glass of champagne and a goodie bag that included some candy, confetti and a sparkler to ring in the new year!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food quality has gone down since we first started dining here. The service is really lovely, though, which counts for a lot. Wine list is small but very good. Really wish they’d put some better noise insulation in.

MD
vipMDella
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, food and delicious dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We went on Christmas Eve for a celebration. The restaurant is very pretty and we liked the environment. However the service was slow. We sat for a long time before someone took our order and the food pacing was off thru the meal. And one of the dishes was not prepared correctly and had to be sent back. We will give it another try when it’s not a holiday to see if it is better.

FAQs

River and Woods Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 993-6301.

River and Woods Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 766 OpenTable diners.