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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.

1039 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
11th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 544-5973

Website:
http://thekitchenbistros.com/boulder/

Parking Details:
There is a large public parking facility at Spruce & 11th Street, 1/2 block from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Hugo Matheson

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Organic (13)
Healthy (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fun (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Seasonal (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Groups (7)
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Romantic (6)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The Kitchen lives up to its extraordinary reputation. (Nope, I don't work there or know anyone who does.) The service is superb, the food is extraordinary, and everything about the place stands out. Yes, dress is casual.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

The kitchen was fun! Our server was excellent. We enjoyed it

Tags: Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We arrived early and were graciously accommodated. The drink and wine were good. Our server was very helpful wet explaining the menu. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the whole experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was very good. Service wasnt the best as the waitress didnt know the menu or describe the food accurately.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This was my second visit, and it's been wonderful both times. Inventive cocktails, beautiful and artful preparation of vegetables (turnips were heaven!) and fresh pastas. And a really lovely vibe. Oh, and our server (forgot name--ach!!) was so pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

A fantastic meal in a warm, relaxed atmosphere. The food was excellent and the wait staff were friendly and helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great food, excellent hospitality and a beautiful space. And MUSHROOM TOAST at lunch. What more could you want?!?!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in Boulder. Having dined here for years, the food and service have consistently been excellent. Though a bit pricey, worth every penny.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 7, 2017

A special evening at the Kitchen. Food and service were superb. Deserts were amazing. Will definitely go back next time in Boulder

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Always satisfied here

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food and service! Really nice vibe. We will definitely go back soon.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was fantastic. It was a little pricey. I would prefer if it was a little quieter

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Farm to table is right! As hard as it is to admit, the bolognese was better than mine. Hubs had an amazing breakfast sammy. Just amazing. All the way around.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I love your breakfast food and wishes you would go back to serving breakfast during the week so I can take my clients.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Wonderful experience. Will definitely visit when we are in Boulder again

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Everything was excellent. Out of Townes so looking for best places

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Best meal we've had yet....and we've been here for a month on vacation !!

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 (Boise)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Not too many values on the wine list!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The pasta with bolognese sauce was excellent, and the tagliarini with seafood was really wonderful. Great service and a nice ambiance.

Tags: Healthy, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was excellent, as usual. Service a little on the curt side.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Long wait for food; when it arrived one dinner had clearly spent too much time under the warming lights.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fun, Organic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Great dinner...fun to share dishes with a friend because you want to try everything!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Chicken was salty!! One drink needed to be made again. We never asked how our meal was.

Bday special occasion... not very special.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Excellent venue, excellent meal. Had the roasted mushrooms on toast and tomato soup. Both quite delicious!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great, unique food. Wonderfully nice staff. They did great dealing with our 14 month-old.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Everything was great, especially our waiter Matt:-))

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Organic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Service was curt, food was dry and not very flavorful. Ambiance was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

We keep coming back...fantastic!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Excellent each time we have been there. Very fresh and satisfying. A reputation deserved. I would make a point of returning on each trip to Boulder.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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