The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder

4.8
865 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Kitchen American Bistro on Pearl Street is part of the Kitchen Restaurant Group based in Boulder, Colorado. With multiple locations across America, the group is focused on sourcing local food at every price point. At The Kitchen, we create craveable, approachable dishes. Whether you’re stopping in for brunch with friends, dinner for date night, or happy hour cocktails, you’ll be greeted with warm and genuine service. With a high-energy environment with a classic design, we’re the perfect place to enjoy your next meal. No matter the occasion, no matter the company, share your time with us at The Kitchen.
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Savory Cruller was so good, as was the porterhouse! Wow.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We celebrated my girlfriends birthday and had a terrific time. The food options were great, prices were reasonable, good beverages, and an exceptional staff. They made the experience nicer because it was a busy morning yet they still managed to keep everything flowing and service on par. We enjoyed brunch tremendously and my girlfriend really enjoyed the start to her birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our wedding night here after being together for almost 10 years and honestly, this staff made it the most special dining out experience we’ve ever had! Complimentary champagne, wine tasters, appetizers; they went above and beyond. And the food and wine is exceptional! 5 star location. 5 stars overall. A big thank you to the staff at The Kitchen!

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vipHBoulder
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were spectacular, the service top notch and the setting magical. Eating outside with live music playing made an ordinary tuesday night feel like vacation. The only bummer was the conflicting recorded music playing loudly from the kitchen next door (I think).

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LeanneF
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at the downtown Denver location and now Boulder. Both are wonderful and the food is delicious! Can't wait to return

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you so much, Leanne. I appreciate you. See you again (in either Boulder or Denver)! Best, Ken

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ElizabethP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was incredible here. I loved the cocktails. My boyfriend and I split the burrata, rib-eye and the grits- all incredible. M y favorite dish was the strawberry dessert shortcake- great to share and def worth saving room for! Expensive, but good for a special occasion.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on September 2, 2020

Elizabeth, What an excellent review. Thank you very much for taking the time to write it and send it along. I'll be sure to pass along the kudos to my team. Hope to take care of you both again soon. Warmly, Ken

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dinaR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

interesting dishes, sources, nice presentation, overpriced wine; I feel that our pricey rack of lamb (3 pieces) was undercooked and charbroiled to coal black - why? Maybe I am not up-to-date with pricing (I am out only for special occasion) - see the menu for yourself

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 31, 2020

Dina, Thank you for the review and your feedback! The rack of lamb should have come out perfect--not undercooked and charbroiled. :( Give me a shout, please, at kenfreeman@thekitchendotcome and we can chat some more. Thanks! Best, Ken

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LaurenC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I was disappointed with my experience at The Kitchen. Nothing to do with the staff; they were great. The food was extremely underwhelming. There was not a lot of flavor, the portions were small and/or did not come as advertised (the salmon said that it came with potatoes, but it arrived with 4 cherry tomatoes instead?), and the price was absolutely ridiculous for what you get. I would not come back here.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 26, 2020

Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for letting me know your experience. I'd love it if you could send me your contact info so that I can reach out to you personally and know more of what happened for you: kenfreeman@thekitchendotcom Thanks! Best, Ken

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vipCharlesM
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It’s a wonderful food experience with solid service, the outdoor dining is why I left a lower score for ambiance, it is to note the interior is lovely and only due to Corona that we choose to sit outside, great food every time.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thanks, Charles. Low score for ambiance outside? Give me a shout and let me know why if you like. kenfreeman@thekitchendotcom We're looking forward to taking care of you again. Best, Ken

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JPRobb
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun treat from the kitchen, a lobster roll with Maine lobster and Boston rolls, dessert wine to celebrate our anniversary, a beautiful bone-in halibut, a perfectly roasted chicken, burrata for days. The food was incredible, the service by Sean was not too much and not too little - just right. Quiet table for my wife and I - just a great experience top to bottom.

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vipCarrieS
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Jade was great. Head server went above and beyond.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you, Carrie! I'll pass along the compliments to Jade. And, yes, I agree: She is great! Best, Ken

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Hylahp
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal outside on expanded seating area on street. Delicious gazpacho with crab to start followed by halibut. Perfect evening after dropping daughter off at freshman year. Sommelier very helpful in picking a bottle we would both enjoy with our meals.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you, Hylah. I'm so delighted that you enjoyed. Best to you, Ken

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vipmacjack
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and special

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 31, 2020

macjack! Thank you for this! Best, Ken

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Marci
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service! Creative dishes and lovely presentation.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Marci, I am so glad to read this review you sent. Thank you! Can't wait to take care of you again. Best, Ken

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RachelR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Best part is food sources are from local organic farms.

Start lobster roll is really good quality of lobster and very tasty.

The entree shrimp black spaghetti is full of favor of chili powder?. too spicy. It tastes weird for me.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 19, 2020

Rachel. Thanks for the heads up around the Spaghetti. It's one of our most popular and beloved dishes--I'll be checking in with Chef Team tomorrow about this. I'm stoked you loved the Roll. Isn't it so good? I haven't had better save for being in Boston--it was right there with ours. See you again. Best, Ken

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LauraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We waited 50 mins for our shrimp dish to come out and it was totally overcooked. Not good at all. The staff had major attitude and were not attentive. We will not be going back.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 17, 2020

Hi Laura, Please shoot me a quick email at kenfreeman@thekitchendotcom. I'd like very much to know more about your experience. Warmly, Ken

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showwatcher
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating my wife’s birthday and wanted a high level, dog friendly restaurant since he is too young to leave alone. In the times of Wuhan virus as many places have done we were able to dine outside with our puppy. Noise level was higher due to the busy sidewalk atmosphere with people enjoy beautiful evening. Our service was spectacular, our waiter was extremely knowledgeable on the menu and wine list and our puppy was very welcome. It made for a fabulous evening, one my wife thoroughly enjoyed!!!!
Thanks

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 19, 2020

Show, I'm so glad that you AND your wife enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for giving us a whirl in this crazy moment of history as well as writing this terrific review. Well wishes to you both, and we look forward to taking care of you again. -Ken

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, the food and the ambiance all a 10+

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 19, 2020

You're a 10+, Anon. Thank YOU!

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vipKyleH
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always amazing and the food is great. Eating outdoors is a safe way to enjoy being out for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Matt was great and the food was excellent.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thanks, Anon. I agree...Matt is great. The food is excellent too. I'm stoked you had a good time with us. Best, Ken

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WalkerB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best food in Colorado. The outdoor seating innovation works. I prefer to sit outside on most nights.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 10, 2020

BOOM! Walker, we straight up love you. Thank you for this. Come see us soon! Best, Ken

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vipDougS
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is really a first class restaurant. Creative and well managed. Very attentive wait staff, the manager stopped by to ensure all was good, food was well prepared and cocktails special. Great wine selections. Overall slightly on the pricey side but well worth a visit. We go every few months and intend to continue.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 10, 2020

Doug, Thank you so much for this thoughtful review. We take a helluvalot of pride in what we do and how we do it. I hope we get to take care of you again soon. Best, Ken

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vipYates1
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thank you, Yates! See you soon. Best, Ken

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vipstephanieK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and high quality food.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thank you, Stephanie! Appreciate you. Best, Ken

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vipKurtR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great wines and taste deserts

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 6, 2020

Thank you, Kurt. Your review is amazing. I hope to take care of you again. Best, Ken

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great. Staff is very attentive.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 6, 2020

Anon, you're amazing. Thank you for this review. See you again. Best, Ken

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all respects

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 1, 2020

Anon, You're outstanding. Thank you for this. Best, Ken

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Anyone
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spot on. The vibe was great. The highlight of the meal was the service. It was warm and familiar, yet impeccably professional. They were incredibly knowledgeable about the food and wine. It was, in fact, extraordinary. The staff is doing an amazing job at keeping guests safe. Everything was sparkling clean. Yet, they seemed to be in great spirits. They were all lively and sweet. It was really one of the greatest dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. Kudos to the staff!!

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on July 31, 2020

Anyone, I LOVE your review. Thank you for your feedback and your thoughtfulness around it. I was proud to show off to my staff. See you again soon I hope. Warmly, Ken

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vipBobB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, great service. A Boulder favorite for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience here and the food was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Would have expected a place with this reputation to have better service. It was absolutely horrible. We got our appetizer about 10 min before our drinks, entrees took about an hour and were not good, the waitress maybe checked on us once. Not worth the price. I will not be returning.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on August 1, 2020

Anon, Wow. I'm flabbergasted! Please give me a shout at kenfreeman@thekitchenDOTcom so that I can find out more about your experience and what happened. Thank you for letting me know. Best, Ken

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great people

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe is the best!

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vipJaneR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss the Foi Gras on brioche. It's heaven! Always enjoy my experience at The Kitchen. I'm so glad they're back serving Boulderites.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on July 25, 2020

Jane, It. Is. Heaven. Truly...you hit the mark with your review. Thank you. We're so glad to be back and able to take care of you and all of our guests. Best, Ken

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GarBear
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really well prepared food with great flavors. We had table visits from all the staff, front to back sharing food and wine details. Nice Kitchen outing, a real midweek treat.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on July 25, 2020

Thank you, GarBear. We worked hard during quarantine to create and execute a next level menu with top hospitality. Looks like we scored with you. I'm so glad. Come see us again soon! Warmly, Ken

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vimspot
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable meal. Delicious. Every bite

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on July 19, 2020

vimspot, I am delighted that you had such a great meal with us. Thank you for sending this along. See you again soon I hope. Best, Ken

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vipTeslaModelXRocks
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever!!!

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on July 20, 2020

You ROCK! Thanks for this awesome shout out. Can't wait to take care of you all again. Best, Ken

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a severe food allergies and TK always makes
me feel safe, welcome, and takes great care of me. Not to mention, the food never disappoints and the customer service is always above and beyond. For dining out, TK feels like home.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on July 17, 2020

Thank you so much, Anon. We love taking care of you, keeping you safe and welcoming you into our home. See you again. Warmly, Ken

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!!!

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on July 17, 2020

Thanks, Anon! Best, Ken

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vipkshaw
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

COVID restrictions meant there were not many people dining inside, but we really enjoyed our dinner. We started with the burrata. For our main courses, I had the lamb chops, while my wife had the crab fried rice, and my daughter had the cast iron chicken. Everything was very good, but the chicken may have been my favorite. I expected it to come out in a cast iron pan based upon the menu description, but it came out in a bowl. The chicken was cut into long strips and placed over french fries. It was not the prettiest of dishes, but the flavors were incredible and it was perfectly cooked.

The Kitchen American Bistro | Boulder
Responded on July 17, 2020

Kshaw, Thank you very much for this review. I'm delighted that you all in came to dine with us. And, I totally agree, the chicken is delicious. :D I'll pass it on to our Chef. Warmly, Ken

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