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The Kitchen | Boulder

729 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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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
What 729 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.5  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CasaCriss (Denver)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

We've been to The Kitchen many times and have gone the previous three anniversary celebrations in a row. All of our previous visits have been absolutely stellar experiences and we couldn't rave enough to friends. Sadly, this time was just "meh."
No problem, everyone deserves an off night and we'll be back soon.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

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

linaa2 (Denver)
4.0  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.

BearChops (Denver)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  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!!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 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.

sanrafaelfoodie (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

MountainMama (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

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

RedDawn (Orange County)
3.0  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.

vipfoodier (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipCappy (Detroit)
5.0  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.

vipJ2zona (Phoenix)
5.0  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

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

Always satisfied here

Mert (St. Louis)
4.0  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.

vipMaxG (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

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

vipLeenerG (Phoenix)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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.