Upstairs Cocktail Lounge

4.5
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Upstairs is a high energy, sexy lounge serving handcrafted drinks and plates.

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4.4
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4.5
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stephenc
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Responded on March 6, 2020

Stephen, We just love Jason, and his hospitality knows no bounds. Thank you for the shout out. We'll see you again. Best, Ken

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vipLeslieL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at The Kitchen Upstairs!

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Responded on March 6, 2020

Awesome, Leslie! Thank you!!! See you soon for another. Warmly, Ken

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vipAmazing
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In love with the new apres-ski happy hour menu!! Couple that with Justin's cocktails and its the perfect date night!

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Responded on March 3, 2020

Amazing, We are in love with you as our guest. Thank you for this wonderful review. See you soon. Best, Ken

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vipLeslieL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love the new apres ski decor. The food, drinks and service is outstanding but the ottoman seating is just not comfortable.

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Responded on February 19, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect spot to celebrate a birthday with an old friend. Beautiful atmosphere- great food and drinks!

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Responded on February 12, 2020

Anon, This is great. I'm so delighted that you all had a wonderful celebration. Thank you! Best, Ken

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87Mm
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience5

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.

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Responded on January 27, 2020

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

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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Responded on January 20, 2020

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

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vipBoulderDave
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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Responded on January 10, 2020

Thanks for the 4 star, Dave. Delighted that you went Up after having been at the Bistro. See you again. Best, Ken

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mindyn
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Noise Level - picking energetic - I really mean way to noisy - music is way too loud in such an intimate setting.

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Responded on January 2, 2020

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

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Raven
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

Upstairs Cocktail Lounge
Responded on December 31, 2019

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

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MountainMama
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite date spot! Love all of what The Kitchen and sister restaurants have to offer!

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Responded on December 6, 2019

MountainMama, Appreciate you so much. Thank you for the review, and Happy Holidays! Best, Ken

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

Upstairs Cocktail Lounge
Responded on December 6, 2019

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)

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portiab
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice space to have appetizers and drinks. Food was okay. Ambiance is lively.

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Responded on November 25, 2019

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)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

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

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Responded on November 4, 2019

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)

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vipLovingLife
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! So romantic. Exceptional service. The Ramen is fun!

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Responded on October 15, 2019

LovingLife, You are so fun! Thank you for this review. We love taking care of you. Best, Ken

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vipAmazing
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and service! The perfect bday dinner spot.

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Responded on October 15, 2019

Brooke! This is amazing. Thank you. See you soon! Best, Ken

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KatrinaR
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed here. The food is always amazing, the drinks are interesting and the service is stupendous. Definitely recommend!

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Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you, Katrina. What a wonderful review. Appreciate you. May we always crush it for you! Best, Ken

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vipKirty
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Kirty! I love it! Thank you! See you again. Best, Ken

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vipBoulderJanet
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

Upstairs Cocktail Lounge
Responded on September 17, 2019

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small plates to share in a relaxed cocktail setting. The food was delicious, and the service was friendly and top notch.

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Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you, friend! Kudos to my team from you is forthcoming. Appreciate the kind review. Best, Ken

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