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BonnieS
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellant, artic char was amazing - highly recommend! Also had mixed green salad (very fresh with a wonderful dressing) and salmon - not quite as good as the char but close. A baked apple dessert had good flavor but really needed to be baked about another 10 minutes. Good wine selection and great service.
It is a bit noisy with all of that hardscaping.

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed my meal and experience here, but I have a couple of minor complaints. The water was warm and although I made mention of this, I did not receive a glass of ice. More importantly, the soap in the bathroom was very perfumed. I washed twice once I got home trying to remove the offensive scent, but my hands still reeked of the smell.

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CynthiaA
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We came during restaurant week where the menu was limited to the chef chosen items. It was a very good selection and the fixed price was a good value. The atmosphere is a little noisy and fairly casual, which doesn't line up as well with the general pricing. All in all we enjoyed our evening and our food.

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QuailynnM
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Easy good quality food. Not many vegetation options.

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CaseyG
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It felt like they had an army of people refilling water and clearing plates, but we waited 20 minutes between when we ordered and getting our drinks. Then another 20 to order our food... then it seemed like it was 20 minutes between each course. The server dropped the dessert menu, then waited 15 minutes to come back and take the order. Our dinner was soooo long. I'd not have ordered three courses if I'd know how long it'd be between each one.

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Atina
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

First time for Restaurant week, food and service both good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Denver Restaurant week and extremely pleased. The atmosphere is open and warm. Service was kind and informative. The courses were beautiful and flavorful. We couldn’t even finish it all there was so much food. I will definitely be going back. Amazing variety on cocktails and desserts too

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DonnaA
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic family birthday celebration during restaurant week! Food and service were outstanding.

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vipJudyA
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was wonderful, as always. Service was much slower than on past visits.

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vipDeahnaB
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious food. One of the BEST lavendar martinis I've had.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server was very good - attentive without being overly so. The only negative was that the wine per glass was more expensive that most restaurants I've been to.

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Otteronthetracks
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! This meal was excellent from beginning to wand. We started with Brussels sprouts and pork belly. My husband had curried ono and I had herbed chicken with cannelloni beans. Everything was excellent. We even stayed for dessert. I have molten lava cake and he had carrot cake. The food was exceptional in every way. Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful with the food choices. There was no wait on anything and it all arrived in excellent time. It was a very pleasant evening with good ambience. We’ll be returning for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent specials. The fish (Hawaiian Ono) was well prepared and presented.

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RobH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Food excellent. Service attentive. Fun time.

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JimR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went here for Valentine's day. Everything was great--the appetizer, the salads, the entrees, and the desert--all excellent. It's one of our favorite restaurants, and it was even better than usual.

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JudithM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The place has great character, the food can be outstanding! I wish they would change the menu more frequently.

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MichaelK
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Riff's is a nice place. Happy hour menu both tasty and affordable. Red trout (presumably steelhead) very good, as was the Tuna Poke. Go enough and you'll learn your favorites, though all food was nice. Pearl street dining is always fun giving way to plenty places to hop to as one's mood dictates if you arrive early enough. I would recommend Riffs for dinner, happy hour or anytime the mood strikes.

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AnandaL
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! This is a great restaurant that in my view does not get its full due. Always great food with staples that never disappoint.
Brussel spouts are maybe the best in town
Grilled avocado with pico and crab filling, yum. Fresh fish. I would recommend to any and all

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vipSusiq
Denver
107 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was fabulous as always and our server Chris was fantastic!!!!

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vipMichaelM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a have a great time at Riff's. Took an out of town guest and they want to come back to Riff's the next time they're in town!

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ChuckO
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Salmon was cooked perfectly. I'm not much of a fan of kale, which was used as a base under the salmon though. All four of use enjoyed the experience and food.

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RozB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place - consistently great food and reasonable price ! It’s our regular dinner out spot

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CindyB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, excellent dinner (Salmon and Brussel sprouts), great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and wonderful food! Ilona was super nice and knowledgeable about the menu. The drinks were perfectly crafted, and the grilled avocado was so good (and fun to eat). The salmon was cooked perfectly in our sandwiches, and the dessert specials were amazing. (The cherry brownie needs to promoted to the everyday menu!) The staff also congratulated us on our anniversary and gave us each a glass of champagne to celebrate!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was great. Whether sitting at the bar (great bartender by the way!) or at a table, service and food are wonderful. It has become my new go to place. Preparation, presentation always fabulous and I love that there are always specials from apps to dessert based upon seasonal foods.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled avocado was amazing. Waitress was great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was fantastic - were going back tomorrow night !!!!

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vipJefferyB
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific, as usual. I'm always amazed how many delicious ways they can fix mahi mahi.

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vipPoliEcon
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly fun service.

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vipyummyfoodie
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the evening with our friends.

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vipJefferyB
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful lunch at Riff's. Their Brussels sprouts should get a Nobel Prize for appetizers. I had butternut soup and an outstanding entree of mahi-mahi. My wife had some kind of heavenly linguine. Our server, Breanna, was outstanding, always there at just the right time -- she even remembered us from 6 weeks ago. As usual, the wine was Mont Redon, so good that I ordered a couple of cases last month. If I didn't live in Longmont, I'd eat at Riff's three times a week.

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HalB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

By far my favorite Boulder restaurant. Make sure to try the trout.

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vipgroundzerogourmet
Denver
93 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riffs is a stalwart of the Boulder food scene. In my view, it's in the top ten of Boulder restaurants and always has been. What makes it even better is that its menu is priced slightly lower than other local "stars" like Oak, Black Cat, the Kitchen, and Salt. The Happy Hour menu is *really* a steal. I love the grilled avocado with crab pico de gallo (no longer on the HH menu), and the cocktails are creative & delicious. The wine list is relatively small but it's *very* well-curated so whatever glass or bottle you order will be at least good. The 2014 R. Sinskey "POV" Red Blend (only by the bottle) was truly outstanding.

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CindyB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, great service, delicious dinner

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viptracy
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service both very good.

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Rose
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Boulder place. Farm to Table but reasonable costs.

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mimi
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an Anniversary dinner. We were surprised with two glasses of champagne!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

XMAS eve dinner. Place was slammed. Food and service was still perfect. Always is.
Surf and Swine special was off the charts.

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vipKatrinaG
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best birthday ever! The Kir Royale was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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