Upstairs Cocktail Lounge
The head bartender, Lex, did a phenomenal job. If you’re into perfectly balanced cocktails, you’re in for a great experience. Highly recommend!
Great service, great drinks. The waitress was nice enough to take pictures of my friend and I.
The covid situation makes all restaurants a little funky, but our experience was really nice in spite. Had to wait a bit for our reserved table, but our first round of drinks was graciously comped. Excellent cocktails! The food was really good as well. Upbeat atmosphere. We've eaten here before and we will be back again. Highly recommend.
Lynda, I love your review. Thank you for taking the time to send it along. I'm delighted that you enjoyed what we do. See you again soon. Best, Ken
Still working the kinks out since closing, but great atmosphere.
Hi Mike, What kinks did you experience? Thanks! Best, Ken
Great cocktails food and excellent service.
Anon, Thank you! Best, Ken
Wish they were still doing happy hour but I get it.
I appreciate you getting it, Anon. You're the best. Hopefully Happy Hours around the world will be back sooner than later. But you better come to ours more than anyone else's when that's the case. :) See you again. Best, Ken
We celebrated my daughter’s 21st birthday and began our evening at the Kitchen Upstairs. The whole experience was wonderful!
Michelle, We're so glad that we could help start the celebration off right. Congrats to you and your daughter, and I hope that we get to take care of you all soon. Best, Ken
the service was top notch and the food flavors were spot on for their Seasonal theme of Apre in the Alps. Top shout out to Jason as his knowledge of the food and beverage regions was in depth and well presented.
Stephen, We just love Jason, and his hospitality knows no bounds. Thank you for the shout out. We'll see you again. Best, Ken
Another great night at The Kitchen Upstairs!
Awesome, Leslie! Thank you!!! See you soon for another. Warmly, Ken
In love with the new apres-ski happy hour menu!! Couple that with Justin's cocktails and its the perfect date night!
Amazing, We are in love with you as our guest. Thank you for this wonderful review. See you soon. Best, Ken
We love the new apres ski decor. The food, drinks and service is outstanding but the ottoman seating is just not comfortable.
Thank you, Leslie, for the feedback. We love taking care of you. Let us know next time that you'd like one of the couches, and we'll be happy to save a seat there for you. See you soon. Best, Ken
This was the perfect spot to celebrate a birthday with an old friend. Beautiful atmosphere- great food and drinks!
Anon, This is great. I'm so delighted that you all had a wonderful celebration. Thank you! Best, Ken
We usually love upstairs and have always loved their burger and fries, however they recently raised the price of the burger and eliminated the fries that comes with it. Super disappointing to see the price go up while the amount of food you get goes down. The price of the cocktails also went up significantly with the new menu change. $18 for a cocktail in Boulder is just too much...this is not NYC.
87M, We love having you Upstairs! Don't get dissuaded. We're just changing things and evolving as the needs of the situation change and grow. Burger: Yes, the set used to come with fries. After A LOT of testing many people found the fries to just be too much food. Regarding the price, it's because of that delicious cheese (Raclette) that comes on it that makes it different in $. The cocktail is our 2nd most popular drink so far, and delish! Try one--on me--when you come in. See you soon. -Ken
We did not order food, just came for drinks. Noise level of the lounge was a bit loud, especially for a first date. Other than that, drinks were very good along with service.
Chris. we strive for an energetic and lively atmosphere for sure. I'm honored that you came here for your first date. May there be many others! Best, Ken
We decided to go to the Kitchen Upstairs Lounge for New Years after a fine dinner downstairs. Service was outstanding. They gave us a great table overlooking downtown Boulder. The snacks were very good, too. Could have used some music.
Thanks for the 4 star, Dave. Delighted that you went Up after having been at the Bistro. See you again. Best, Ken
Noise Level - picking energetic - I really mean way to noisy - music is way too loud in such an intimate setting.
mindyn, We like our music to be bring the energy Upstairs--creating a very lively and vibrant atmosphere. This was especially so on New Year's Eve. I'm so glad that you came to visit us, and I look forward to taking care of you all again. Warmly, Ken
Overpriced for the amount of food. Food was good but wasn't outstanding. Dinners come with one small side. Side salad substituted for fries was greens only. One dinner took longer to prepare than the other, so we were served at different times, instead of timing them to serve both of us together. Other restaurants nearby are a better value and quality for the price.
Raven, Thanks for the heads up on your experience and overall feedback. While we do serve everything as ready as noted on the menu, we take pride in making sure that our guest requests are knocked out of the park. You can bet that I'll take your review to make our team better. Thanks again. Warmly, Ken
Favorite date spot! Love all of what The Kitchen and sister restaurants have to offer!
MountainMama, Appreciate you so much. Thank you for the review, and Happy Holidays! Best, Ken
Really enjoyed the ambiance, but the service was adequate at best. This place has the potential of being something special, but we were seated for over 10 minutes before our server came to our table; this was on a night in which the hostess noted they were not very busy when we arrived. The food was good but the menu feels like the management is trying too hard to be eclectic. We’ll definitely give it another try as we want this place to be good.
Anon, I appreciate your feedback. Thank you. Please reach out to me should you feel inspired to continue this dialogue. I would love to know more about your experience. Warmly, Ken kenfreeman@thekitchen(dotcom)
Nice space to have appetizers and drinks. Food was okay. Ambiance is lively.
Portia, I'd love to get your take on the food and your experience. Give me a shout, and let me know what you had and why it didn't knock it out of the park for you. Best, Ken kenfreeman@thekitchen(dotcom)
Food and service were great. Restaurant was very loud. Music was too loud. Had to shout to have a conversation. Also it was way too hot. Fireplace was on and we were sweating.
One of the only gluten-free vegetarian options was cauliflower with couscous so for gluten-free people minus the couscous equals just a slice of cauliflower for $19 will never eat there again
Andrew, I'm Ken, and I'm the GM here who is also Gluten Free. Give me a shout please. If this is what happened, it should not have, and I want to make it right by you. Thanks so much for the feedback. Warmly, Ken kenfreeman@thekitchen(dotcom)
Love this place! So romantic. Exceptional service. The Ramen is fun!
LovingLife, You are so fun! Thank you for this review. We love taking care of you. Best, Ken
Amazing cocktails and service! The perfect bday dinner spot.
Brooke! This is amazing. Thank you. See you soon! Best, Ken
We have never been disappointed here. The food is always amazing, the drinks are interesting and the service is stupendous. Definitely recommend!
Thank you, Katrina. What a wonderful review. Appreciate you. May we always crush it for you! Best, Ken
Kirty! I love it! Thank you! See you again. Best, Ken
The atmosphere was warm and relaxed, yet energetic. For my aging ears, the music was a bit too loud, but probably not an issue for the younger people there.
Our server was attentive, friendly, and helpful. She steered me to a cocktail I'd never have thought to try, and it was delicious!
We enjoyed a selection of small plates, and everything was beautifully prepared and interesting.
Overall, a great alternative for date night.
BoulderJanet, Thank you so much for this kind review. I'll be sure to pass it along to my staff who take such pride in creating a wonderful experience. See you soon I hope. Best, Ken
Small plates to share in a relaxed cocktail setting. The food was delicious, and the service was friendly and top notch.
Thank you, friend! Kudos to my team from you is forthcoming. Appreciate the kind review. Best, Ken
Upstairs Cocktail Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.