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About Spruce Farm & Fish

Spruce Farm & Fish serves creative and contemporary brunch and dinner menus utilizing the highest quality ingredients. Brunch is served every day of the week and offers savory items including Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits with house-made pork green chili to indulgent sweet Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. 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 from 3 - 6 pm daily and include seasonal small plates and fresh cocktails.

2115 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Breakfast

Hours of Operation:
Brunch daily from 6:30 am - 3 pm
Dinner daily from 5 pm – 10 pm
Happy Hour daily from 3 pm - 6 pm

Cross Street:
13th St & Spruce St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 442-4880

Website:
http://www.spruceboulderado.com/

Catering:
Please call for information.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available at Hotel Boulderado for $2 per hour.

Executive Chef:
John Payne

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Spruce Farm & Fish is able to accommodate parties as small as 2 people up to parties as large as 100 people. Our beautifully decorated dining room is the perfect place for a rehearsal dinner, holiday party, or reception. Please call for information.

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Spruce Farm & Fish can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Spruce Farm & Fish Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Cozy (15)
Good for a Date (15)
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Quiet Conversation (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Business Meals (11)
Healthy (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Authentic (9)
Casual (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Romantic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined a day ago

The trout was outstanding and I also loved the sweet potato mash. The quality of the food and the atmosphere were well worth the price of dinner.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service.. multiple round of drinks, appetizers, and entrees for 2 was less than $100 out the door. Good place for a high end evening for less than high end price

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

We got great service. The waitress was very friendly. My wife and I ordered cocktails that were delicious. I got the rib eye and asked to switch the potatoes for rice and they were very accommodating. My wife got the tuna. Both were cooked correctly and the sauce on the cabbage that comes with the tuna was incredible.

Overall, we were very happy and would recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

The fish unfortunately tasted nothing close to fresh. The meals were both relatively bland. The flavors that did come through were less than appetizing. Both meals were particularly underwhelming for the price point and, sadly, this meal did not leave us wanting to come back. At least the wine was good.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The fish was not of high quality and tasted extremely fishy. There was no seasoning and was overall bland. The fries were good but the Fish n Chips would never be ordered again if I had to return.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The wait staff is very pleasant. Food was really good and tasty. Your treated very well there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I love taking friends and newcomers to the Boulderado (and to the restaurants) because the hotel itself is such a treat for the eyes. People have ideas about what Boulder is like, but the history and traditions of the town are just embedded in the Boulderado and its antiques. I love that the porch at Spruce and Fish is so cozy, and of course, the food is delicious. It's a great value for the quality, and the service also is impeccable.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The location of Spruce Farm and Fish is a classic in Boulder - in the Hotel Boulderado. I've been going there since the late 1970s, through various iterations. The current version is the best so far. The food and service has improved to the point where this eating there is a real treat. And, if you have visitors from out of town staying at the Boulderado, it's convenient in the extreme. Strongly recommended.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Every time I have gone there the food has been very consistent with a good value. The wait staff has always been friendly and the atmosphere is nice for an old western hotel.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great to visit a restaurant that scores high on all categories, especially being able to carry on a nice quiet conversation.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Eating at Spruce always special.Food always good, set in the beautiful Hotel Boulderado

My favorite bar in Boulder. Elegant, yet relaxed.

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This has become one of my favorite not-quite-so-discovered restaurants in the Pearl Street Mall vicinity. I can almost always get a reservation and have ALWAYS enjoyed my meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was amazing as always. It is always clean and great food!
The service was horrible, our waitress never came over to say hello. We had to ask for water and coffee, she wasn’t attentive, we had to ask for cream many times. She didn’t seem like she was aware of what was going on.
I was embarrassed I recommmended the restaurant . I work around the corner. I go to the corner bar at least once a month. I will stay them. Always great all around service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I ordered salmon, and was not asked how I like it cooked - it came to me overcooked. The seared greens were too salty, but the mashed potatoes were divine. So, all in all, I think the food is overpriced. I made the reservation with a birthday celebration noted, and the waitress didn't know about the birthday, so we asked if we could have a birthday dessert included, which she was happy to do. She should have known about the birthday. ....
I have lived in Boulder for 25 years, and have had many meals both in the main dining room and Corner Bar. This was the first time at The Spruce Farm and Fish. I was not impressed, and will probably not return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Eaten there twice in the last couple of weeks and was so glad to see that the Boulderado has a reliable, comfortable restaurant to go to with nice food and good service. It's really a special setting, particularly during the holidays.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year's Eve. We arrived about 20 minutes early, but the staff seated us right away. A terrific staff! I ordered the smoked prime rib, which was delicious. My husband ordered the rib steak, which had good flavor but was very sinewy. A man at a table next to us also ordered the rib steak, and I noticed he was chewing hard, and took half of his steak home. So the rib steak needs to be improved.
A lovely atmosphere and a nice place to dine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food. In particular, the Clam Chowder is the best in town (as it was back in the 1970s)!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious food and great service. I really enjoyed the Mediterranean plate and spinach salad.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Not farm to table, very disappointing. Been going for over 6 years and something definitely has changed, for the worst.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had Christmas day brunch at Spruce Farm and Fish. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly and did not seem to mind being there on Christmas! We had brunch dishes, steak and eggs and smoked salmon hash, which were fantastic. The ambience was busy but still upscale. We also got to explore the beautiful Victorian hotel that the restaurant is attached to. Highly recommend this place!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas Day lunch. Was expecting something on the menu with a Christmas theme ( i.e. turkey or roast beef.) It was their regular brunch/lunch menu. Service was incredibly slow. Very disappointed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We took the reservations that were available for Christmas Eve. When the restaurant called to confirm the reservation, I specifically asked if they would be serving the Christmas Eve dinner at our reservation time and was told that they would. When we got to the restaurant, they only were serving the mid-afternoon happy hour menu and we were told that the holiday meal would not be available until after 5:00 PM. This was very disappointing.

The food we had was very good, well prepared and the service was excellent. We enjoyed our meal but would have preferred to have had access to the entire dinner menu including the holiday selections.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Love taking guest to view the Boulderado. My wife and I had a number of family in town for Christmas and we went to Spruce for a dinner. Decent service but overall lack luster meals. My wife and brother had duck which was over the top salty. Sister in law and brother in law had trout and they were both rather dry. I had the pork and that was tasty along with some tasty apps. My wife and I had dinner at Spruce a couple of weeks ago and both our meals were just OK. We thought we’d give it another try with the family ... very marginal. After both of those experiences, I don’t think I would recommend Spruce to anyone.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I love the room. But neither the food nor the service was very good. Nothing awful, just fair. Go to the Hotel have a look around and have a peak at the restaurant or have a drink. Then eat somewhere else!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Ate here before a concert at the Boulder Theater due to proximity and looked like a good restaurant for casual dining. Food was fantastic and wait staff fabulous. That's it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent service. Good variety of dinner selections and price on the menu. Able to converse at our table and hear each other with comfort. The holiday decorations were beautiful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Love this place ! Have come here for many years under various ownership , and the Spruce is one of the very best !

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always tasty and reliable location for conversation I can hear with a colleague and friend

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Birthday dinner with family and the food and service was great! Highly recommend the brussel sprouts, burgers, ribeye, truffle fries, and of course the 7 layer decadent chocolate cake!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We didn’t sit in the main room, we were in the side area. It was quiet, the service was great and the food was spectacular. I had trout, which was prepared beautifully. This was my first time there and I will definitely go back! I recommend it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Located in the Historic Hotel Boulderado, just off the Pearl St. Mall. A very good restaurant with a nicely varied menu. Service is always very good. They pour a fair drink. What's not to like? Three recent visits, and the experience has been consistently good. Valet parking weekdays only.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Delicious food, great service - what more can I say?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Lunch was very good. My 94 year old mom was disappointed she could not order off the dinner menu. She had a wonderful dinner a few weeks ago . She really liked the scallops.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

New management has done a fantastic job. Previous management was a lot more difficult, and we always had an issue, not to mention the food suffered (I think the hotel was managing at that point). I had some of the nastiest eggs of my life a year ago and didn't come back here until just recently. Whoever's in charge of the kitchen is doing a great job! The menu has great selection and the food is excellent. Staff was able to accommodate a special request regarding my 89 and 87 yr old grandparents beautifully and with no difficulty. This place is definitely back on my list.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

They did not appear to be overly busy, only about half to 3/4th full, but the service was quite slow, especially our drinks throughout dinner. Food quality was ok, but nothing special. If anything the sides were the highlight of the dish and the steak was secondary. The bar area looked fun, so probably a good spot to sit at the bar and have a few drinks and apps. But I would not go back for dinner or recommend. There are plenty better fish or steak places in Boulder.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Thanks for a fantastic night-- start to finish! Our server was excellent. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Each dinner was thoughtfully made and everyone at the table totally enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Holiday atmosphere was great. We have been here before and really enjoyed it, but so much depends on service. It can make a meal a very pleasant or outstanding experience or less than that. The service was below average on this visit. Seemed like the waiter seemed to be a novice and wasn't all that accommodating, seemed in a rush, didn't give our table a lot of attention during the meal.

Table wobbled, candle was out then burnt out after lit. No offer of more bread after two rolls. Overall, very average experience and below the standards we expect at Spruce.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The atmosphere at Spruce is lovely and quiet with a wide variety of seating options. The bar scene and the hotel lobby was vibrant but the sound did not spread into the dining area. Our booth was just perfect. The meal was very good although the scallops seemed a bit pricey compared to other places. The drinks were also expensive, especially the $14 cappuccino with Kahlua. Other dishes were moderately priced so I give it four stars overall. Excellent date night place. I was happy to see that the lobby, bar and restaurant were all busy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A very nice combination of food, beverage, and service. If I lived in town, I could see it as a great comfortable place to visit often.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Good food not great but would go back

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