Spruce Farm & Fish

4.5
1006 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Fresh, straightforward, honest & approachable food. Every time, with our new Boulderad’s Best menu. Patio dining at the Corner Bar | ToGo: 303-442-4880 | Delivery through Doordash | Open daily from 11am – 8pm
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Spruce Farm & Fish serves creative and contemporary Brunch and Dinner menus utilizing the highest quality ingredients. Guests can indulge in Brunch any day of the week until 3pm. Partnering with sustainable oyster farms and fisheries, seafood at Spruce is flown in daily. Spruce offers rotating dinner specials, including certified angus beef house-smoked prime rib.

The bar offers espresso drinks, an extensive selection of wines, and locally sourced spirits and craft beers. Happy-hour specials are available daily and include seasonal small plates and fresh cocktails.

Want to eat out without going out? Order your food to-go! Give us a call at 303-442-4880. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our staff, guests, Boulder community.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1006 people are saying
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Colt
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

It took half an hour to get drinks and another half an hour to get breakfast. I have great service here in the past but it was just plain slow today.

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I enjoyed brunch at this restaurant. We had a great experience. The waiter was very kind and accommodating. Given the Covid times- The atmosphere was quite airy, distance respectful and not over crowded. The food too was tasty and coffee powerful. I will be visiting again soon.

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vipStephanieD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was even better! Our server was so attentive and kind! We will be going back for sure!!

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BrentE
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a great, historic setting. Prime Rib is a must.

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PeggyPi
Denver
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive! When I made the reservation online, I didn't realize this was in the venerable Hotel Boulderado! What a kick to dine here. We enjoyed the service, the food and the ambiance. All four of us had seafood dishes which were exceptional.

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ScottT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, fabulous food and relaxing atmosphere.

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DramaMama
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Hubby and I came in with a reservation for early Sunday brunch. Waited for a long while and our eventual server was a train wreck. What a disaster. Fortunately the food was worth the wait! Delicious seafood quiche and omelettes.

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MicheleS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch specials and great atmosphere! Very romantic

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vipCHRISB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovey atmosphere and great service
The bar area is also very nice. They are managing the COVID restrictions well

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DavidT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spruce is one of Boulder's finest- a hidden gem. Top quality food and everything else! Highly encourage the trout, prime rib, scallops - and key lime pie!

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RaquelA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overpriced for what you get during valentine’s menu. The salad was decent. I ordered lobster and bacon wrapped filet mignon as my entree. I asked for medium rare and there was no pink at all. Turns out they gave me someone else’s plate. The lobster was rubbery and the green beans still had their stems! Once they brought me my correct plate, the steak was still over cooked, but the lobster was much better and I loved the purée. I actually preferred the bacon around the steak over the steak, which says a lot. The server was not the best multi-tasker and he rarely visited our table, but fortunately there was other staff that helped to fill our drinks and change out my entree. We had a couple directly behind us that were both on separate phone calls and the male was extremely loud with his conversation and so it was difficult to feel intimate in our experience. The final straw was when they brought out our dessert and the chocolate cake was the size of a bite-sized brownie you get from the grocery store that come with several in the package. It was literally the size of a quarter. It came with 3 cut strawberry slices that were clearly pre-cut days before and sat in the refrigerator and they were limp and not appetizing. My husband and I couldn’t help but make jokes about where the adult size dessert was and they gave us the kids menu version by mistake. This is what a $70 per person dinner equates too?! We couldn’t exit the restaurant fast enough in hopes to salvage the remainder of our valentine’s experience, but of course it would take another 10 min before we could get the server’s attention and the check. We will absolutely never me returning and are quite surprised by the ratings of this restaurant on open-table. Never again!

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vipBouldaire
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and a terrific waiter named Mark! Plus the ambiance of a historic property.

Spruce Farm & Fish
Responded on February 17, 2021

Mark is great! Thank you.

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JoeBuff
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm Friendly Setting great for a Breakfast. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Spruce Farm & Fish
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you we really appreciate your kind words!

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Jerry
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good except for one steak being over cooked. Waiter was not attentive. He never asked if we wanted additional drinks and never refilled water glasses.

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Sunny
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time!! Our food was great and Sam, our server, was totally excellent!!! Everything was perfect!

Spruce Farm & Fish
Responded on February 12, 2021

Sam is great! Here at Spruce, I am so thankful for our staff. Each one of them are such great people to work with. See you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had brunch this past Sunday. I love this restaurant. Many happy memories here. Because of COVID, things seem to be running a little differently. Dining room was sparsely occupied, service was very leisurely. We love our waiter and have had him before. However, we had to ask repeatedly for coffee. The girl who brought our food said she would be right back with coffee and we never saw her again. Food was average. Our pancake special (cherry almond pancakes) consisted of pancakes, 5 stemmed maraschino cherries and a drizzle of chocolate syrup (not in the menu description). I am still looking for the almonds. I will forgive all of this—hey, it’s Boulder! But we did drive up from Colorado Springs so a little attention to detail would have been nice.

Spruce Farm & Fish
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in. I am so sorry that you felt the food wasn't up to par. You are right the attention to detail is important. Thank you for letting me know, I will talk with my staff.

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HeatherR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for Sunday brunch! I would recommend. We had excellent service and good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I’m usually a bit hesitant to eat at the hotels I stay at, but my wife and I had a really good breakfast here. I had the eggs Benedict which was excellent and the side of bacon was really flavorful. My wife really enjoyed her pancakes. If we go back to Boulder we will definitely stay at the Boulderado and eat Spruce.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food was very mediocre, but our waitress was exceptional! Their drinks are also very good. I would suggest coming for drinks and apps, but go elsewhere for dinner.

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vipcynthiasavage
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, excellent food and very good Covid protocol. We’ll be back!

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markd
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food good wine good service.

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ColleenO
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The food was fantastic, the service was prompt and the atmosphere was awesome. Definitely a 5 star!!!!

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vipAshleyD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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vipgus2gus
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Dinner food was delicious. Will be returning again when we visit Boulder.

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Vegaquarian
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service snd food were excellent! They did a great job with social distancing, COVID restrictions. The decor is a little tired but still a great place for dinner.

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NBlack
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch and was 100% satisfied with the tasty cocktails- lavender mimosa and Bloody Mary- as well as the delicious entrees. We had the French toast and avocado eggs Benedict. All prepared perfectly. Felt very safe during covid as well.

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vipRickD
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good social distancing. Excellent food (especially trout) and drink in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What happened to this place? I’ve been eating here since it was Q’s and it is so awful now I won’t go back. Really a shame for a Boulder institution. Inept service, poor lighting and ambience, no filet on the menu anymore, had the steak frites and it came with some powdered gravy kind of sauce. Positively gross. All low-quality domestic wines. Massive disappointment for a once excellent restaurant.

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choochalah
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my Alive Day, turning 5, with my beautiful son! Every little thing exceeded our expectations!!

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MikeD
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter really made our anniversary special.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

None vegan option on the menu, under seasoned or over salted.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch! It is so nice to sit in the Boulderado, and have delicious food!

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vipMark
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice quiet historic place for dinner, in this case, with family

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John
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Keep up the good work!

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Eatoutgirl1
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and local! I requested a quiet table and they answered with a perfect table.

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DanielleP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very delicious! We most definitely will be coming back. Thanks!

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vipChrisB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, I had the Smoked Prime Rib and it was the best I've ever had! My husband had the salmon and also enjoyed his meal. Outstanding!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, refined, socially distanced for dinner. Food was excellent. Recommend mussels, trout and salmon.

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MelindaB
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly delightful brunch! The Boulderado Bowl was amazing. Spruce Farm & Fish is now on my list of regulars for my next trip to Boulder.

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RachelS
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food sounded good but just didn't completely deliver. It was convenient since we were staying in the hotel.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Spruce Farm & Fish using the Order Online button. Spruce Farm & Fish also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 442-4880.

Spruce Farm & Fish is rated 4.5 stars by 1006 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.