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About The Kitchen | Boulder
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.
Boulder, CO 80302
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
$31 to $50
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There is a large public parking facility at Spruce & 11th Street, 1/2 block from the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Kitchen | Boulder Ratings and Reviews
Roasted mushrooms on toast was amazing -- I'm a meat eater and would still order this as an entrée again. My companion had ziti bolognese and said the pasta was done perfectly (and he's italian.) Grilled asparagus very flavorful, but roasted turnips not so much. Any dessert choice other than the sticky toffee pudding is wrong. It makes my all-time Top 10 list.
Our dining experience would have been more enjoyable if the Noise Level was not so loud. We had a wonderful waiter, the food was delicious, but we couldn't speak to eachother without having to speak loudly, which was a Mood Killer! It's unfortunate that they don't do anything about the noise issue. This definitely NEEDS to be addressed!!
Meh. It all seemed just average. Food wasn't bad but unremarkable. Just felt lackluster and overpriced. I just moved to Boulder from SF and heard this was the best restaurant in Boulder. It seems like it was once the best restaurant in Boulder but now that other restaurants like Arcana and Oak are on the scene they have actual competition. Again food wasn't bad, but if I'm going to pay $200 for two people I'm headed to Arcana.
What a great experience! From the cheerful hostess to the two highly attentive waiters, Matt and Michael, to the amazing flavors on every plate of food we received, this was a dining experience for the ages. Started with an amazing cocktail from the bar. It was a mixture of Woodford Reserve green chartreuse and some orange zest. Moved on to the turnips, Fresh Prince Edward Island oysters and the burrata. The vinaigrette on the salad with the burrata was a perfect combination. I did not think that the oysters in Boulder Colorado could taste as fresh as they did but these tasted like they had just been harvested. Tempted by the amazing ribeye that I saw come out of the kitchen, but wanting something a bit lighter, I went with Michael's suggestion and ordered the salmon. It was perfectly cooked and the skin was seasoned so that you wanted to eat a pile of it rather than peel it and throw it away. There were two sauces that combined perfectly with the salmon to heighten its flavor and not overwhelm it. We completed the meal with the sticky toffee pudding topped with vanilla ice cream which tasted like the best pecan pie I had ever had. My wife and I were thoroughly satisfied and would never come back to Boulder without dining here. The Kitchen is a must for anyone who lives in or visits Boulder Colorado.
Maybe I was expecting too much, but I was a little disappointed. The time between appetizers and dinner was a little excessive. My pasta was dry and our server was not engaged. We were on vacation and The Kitchen was highly rated. Might try someplace different on a return trip to Boulder.
The food is consistently good here. It sounds trivial but the ice tea had been over brewed and in a restaurant of this caliber those details are important.
The server at this lunch was way too personal. She went beyond the simple "are you visiting from elsewhere ?"(no) to ask where exactly we lived in town. She inquired in detail about a brace on of our party was wearing, reached across one diner's face to place a fork rather than coming from the other side. She asked, "so friends, would you like dessert?" and though we said yes she never brought menus. We finally asked for the check instead.
I was visiting the Denver/Boulder area with my boyfriend on vacation and we saw very positive Yelp reviews on The Kitchen and made a reservation. It did not disappoint! Quaint/chic atmosphere with chandeliers and farm tables. I also loved that the tables allowed for enough room for patrons to have their own space (I live in Connecticut and frequent NYC style restaurants where you are practically sitting in your neighbors lap). Drinks were on point..the wasted thyme was a great hand crafted cocktail that was delicious and refreshing. For an appetizer we split the burrata which was melt in your mouth fantastic. For dinner I had the pork chop which may have been the best pork chop of my life and my boyfriend had the bolognese that was also outstanding. We split the sticky toffee pudding for dessert and loved it. I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions, date nights, or just to celebrate yourselves.
I love to take visitors to Boulder to The Kitchen. The food is always fresh and fabulous and the waitstaff unfailingly professional and friendly. I do wish the seating was more comfortable and that a twosome didn't have to be wedged elbow length from the next two-top: It's impossible to have a private conversation and to shut out the conversation going on a foot away. That said, I'll keep coming back for the food. Hands down, one of the best restaurants in foodie Boulder.
This remains one of our top places to dine in Boulder. Started w mussels in a light cream/wine sauce that we thought was so fresh, flavorful and terrific. (Our server even anticipated we'd need more of the delicious dense bread to soak up the sauce.) Entrees were Pasta Bolognese (best I've ever had) and Colorado Striped Bass which was mouth-watering. Service is so attentive that even my doggy bag came labeled w restaurant name, dish and date! I love the atmosphere of happy folks enjoying really fine, locally sourced food. Keep doing what you're doing, Kitchen!
Overall a very nice experience. The farro salad was understandably a little grain-heavy, the pork tacos were excellent (really good balance of spicy hatch green chile, crunchy red cabbage, savory pork), and the lamb burger was good but not amazing in any way.
We decided to try this restaurant again after the service at dinner was subpar last time although the food was good. They were less busy this time and the service was good at brunch. The wine list was very interesting and reasonably priced. Overall it was a good farm to table experience with high quality ingredients and excellent food.
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