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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.
Boulder, CO 80302
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
13th St & Spruce St
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for information.
Valet parking available at Hotel Boulderado for $2 per hour.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My husband and I were disappointed. It was Thanksgiving, and the place was busy, but we still felt underserved.
Our main waitress was very sweet, but it was really hard to get her attention once we’d ordered. We were well into our main courses when we learned the champagne we’d ordered was sold out. We asked to see the wine list again. No one brought bread until we begged.
A male server came around with a wine menu when we were eating the last of our main course. He said they were busy and really didn’t seem to care.
This place isn’t cheap. We wish we’d gone somewhere else.
This was the second time we made reservations at Spruce Farm & Fish for a Thanksgiving meal. We probably won't do it again. The food was good - not spectacular- which it should have been for the $69/person & automatic 20 % gratuity price tag. It felt a lot more like production line than a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner. The waiter was very nice. It wasn't his fault that the coffee wasn't ready to be served with our desert . It came when we were done. Ambiance: Half way through the meal (which took 1 hour including parking), it got pretty chilly. I first noticed ladies around our table putting on their jackets and coats, then I had to do it as well. Something wasn't right. Oh well, not a fabulous experience, but OK. I don't like disgruntled people who only write reviews when it wasn't good - but I did get upset when we returned home. A message from Open Table was waiting for us, inquiring why we were no-shows and didn't cancel! Really? I called the restaurant and inquired. The very friendly lady answering the phone said: "Oh, we get that ALL the time!". Hm. I'm not sure where the chain is broken, but I'd love to get feedback about this.
Wanted to try a different seafood restaurant on a date with my wife. Our server was new but very courteous and attentive. The food was expensive and mediocre at best. Scallops were over cooked as was the salmon and the greens that came with the salmon were too salty to eat. The cauliflower accompanying the scallops was very dry.
I won’t come back. Will stick with Jax for good seafood in Boulder.
We went for First Bite 2017 to see what the restaurant might feature during this iconic "restaurant week". We have generally had very good dining experiences at Spruce. Unfortunately, this meal was a mixed bag. Our starters were a mixed green salad and New England clam chowder. The salad was nothing special but the chowder was outstanding and we are picky about clam chowder having spent 20 years in Boston. Our entrees were steak with frites with some mixed greens and salmon with a mushroom veloute sauce, sautéed greens and a mushroom, leek bread pudding. The steak was delicious, nice cooked with crispy fries. The salmon was tender with a nice pan-fried finish but then slathered in a tasteless, unappealingly-hued brown sauce aka the veloute. A touch of citrus or balsamic vinegar might have brightened the concoction but let's just call it a miss. The sautéed greens were salty and garlicky and perhaps might have stood tall against a better protein but were worth skipping and the bread pudding cube was simply inedible. Kudos to the server for noticing and the asking and offering a replacement but appetites were diminished at that point. The only choice for dessert were profiteroles filled with mint chocolate. Flaccid dough, served cold with a smattering of what seemed like decent chocolate fighting a losing battle against the overwhelming mint flavor. Our server was very nice and solicitious but the team serving approach needs some work as a dining experience feels rushed and perfunctory.
Great service this time around (last time the server was pretty flaky) . Brussel sprout appetizer was delicious even though I went there with a friend for brunch...very nice Mimosas, although the lattes just don't come out quickly (same last time) , but will go again. Brunch menu is just different enough to be interesting, and the server's honesty about who was cooking in the kitchen relating to how the quality of food was, was really refreshing. Will be back!!!
My boyfriend and I hosted a dinner for some of his key partners and colleagues after the CU vs. USC game on 11/11. I knew the restaurant would be busy, but assumed that they would be able to handle our party since it was an early reservation. It was an unbelievably bad experience. Our server clearly hadn't been trained to handle a large (7-person party). He took our order for wine, brought out glasses and then disappeared for several minutes before returning with the bottle. When we ordered a 2nd bottle of wine, he took the order, brought new glasses and then inexplicably took them off the table. He then returned with our wine and asked us if he had brought fresh glasses. At that point we assumed he was high.
Our food took more than 45 minutes to arrive after we placed our order, however we were given no explanation or apology. When our server brought our salads (which were drenched in dressing and lacked most of the ingredients), we noticed that he held the bowls with his thumbs in them. Needless to say, we didn't eat them. When our entrees finally arrived (delivered by other servers and bus boys), it was cold and unappetizing. No one, including our server, stopped by our table to ask how our food was. And no one cleared any empty plates or wine glasses - we had to push them to the center of the table in order to make room for our entrees.
I was astonished to see the managers hanging out at the front of the restaurant. They weren't checking on any of the tables, even though it was quite clear that the staff was in crisis mode.
7 people + starters + entrees + 3 bottles of wine = a very large tab and a horrible dining experience. My boyfriend and I will never go there again.
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