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The Kitchen | Boulder

729 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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The Kitchen is an American bistro located in one of Boulder's beautiful historic buildings in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Seating is open for walk ins, with community seating on several tables. The Kitchen brings a fresh perspective on ingredients, preparation and guest comfort.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:00am to 9:00pm, Tuesday to Friday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday: brunch 9:00am to 2:00pm and dinner 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday: brunch 9:00am to 2:00pm and dinner 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Upstairs: Tuesday to Saturday: 5:30pm to 12:00am, Sunday and Monday 5:30pm to 11:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 544-5973
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hugo Matheson
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Private party facilities
Thank you for considering The Kitchen | Boulder for your next meeting or private party. We would be happy to help you create an experience that fits your style!
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Private party contact
Carlene Isola: (303) 544-5973
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Cross street
11th Street
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Parking details
There is a large public parking facility at Spruce & 11th Street, 1/2 block from the restaurant.
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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bouldergirl1 (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Beyond wonderful, apps to dessert.

KarenO (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Very nice wait staff. Very pretty, great breakfast! Croissants were wonderful!

Mayou (Denver)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

Food and service (Dani) was excellent. Took my sister for dinner who was visiting. Dani knew her wines and the menu to make great suggestions.

Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. The staff was warm and friendly and made a good wine recommendation.

All the bets,

Go Kimbal.



alwayshungry (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

Went on a recommendation and it was delicious food. Great setting and ambiance. The wait staff took awhile to come over and didn't really explain the restaurant or that it had an upstairs or bar attached. I think they could have been more informative after we said it's our first time here.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

I had read about the mission of The Kitchen and the Next Door restaurants about a year ago, and I made sure to include it on my trip to Colorado. It was every bit as good as advertised. I particularly enjoyed the light color scheme inside, which I felt contributed to a positive, happy lunch environment. The Bolognaise and salad were delicious. My friend let me have a bite of the lamb burger, which was sensational.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

I have to hand it to the kitchen and their staff, they go out of their way to make a special dining experience with great food. Thanks for making a special night better with your efforts.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

Superb service and atmosphere. The food was very good with the appetizers being the highlight. The entrees were good but not outstanding. Just a few small misses which would not deter me from going again.

vipPSmurf (Denver)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

One of the long-standing, superior restaurants in Boulder. A diverse menu of creative dishes. Everything we ordered was very good and attractively presented. The service started out very attentive, personal and professional. But as they got busier (we came at 5pm--opening time) very quickly, the service began to suffer--harder to locate our server, less attention to details. Nevertheless, to not dine here from time to time would be punishing yourself--overall the Kitchen is worthy of its fine reputation.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

Very disappointing. Recommended by a friend. Ordered a roasted chicken salad which was described as breast and it was just some shredded chicken that you would find in chicken soup and was a mix of breast and dark meat. The order was very skimpy on both the greens and the chicken. Had to ask twice for a refill on bread.
Service was very average at best . One of the parties were there a few minutes prior to the rest and sat around for 10-15 minutes before a waiter came by to ask for a drink order.
Virtually no ambiance in this restaurant.

On a positive side, the fries were excellent.

With the abundance of good restaurants in Boulder, I'm sorry to say that this wasn't a good experience and won't be back.

But the way, this was for lunch, but I don't think I'll be back to check out the dinner menu.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

GREAT food, excellent service....waitress was knowledgable, friendly and helped make this an excellent dining experience

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

My husbands steak was delicious!! It should be for the $44 dollar price tag. I had a homemade mushroom pasta which was awful!!!! We had oysters that were also delicious, but over all for the price we would not go back. So many other restaurants to chose from.

salmongirl64 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was very good. If The Kitchen wants to continue to call themselves out as "a relaxed American Bistro dedicated to serving delicious, real food sourced from American farmers" then they should not serve farmed salmon, period.

fe1187ub (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

It doesn't really matter what you order here. Everything is beautifully presented and the flavors are well balanced. Service is excellent and the ambiance very pleasant. It's easy to have a conversation at normal voice levels. A favorite in Boulder.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

Seated in a timely manner, prompt and attentive service. Main courses were very good. Though, some of the starter items left a lot to be desired. Overall, good experience.