Best American Restaurants in Boulder Area

Flagstaff HouseFlagstaff House
(3365)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
ArcanaArcana
(460)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
Blackbelly MarketBlackbelly Market
(795)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
RiffsRiffs
(1152)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
Boulder CorkBoulder Cork
(1748)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
SALT - BoulderSALT - Boulder
(1510)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
Greenbriar Inn, TheGreenbriar Inn, The
(2176)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
740 Front740 Front
(372)
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American | Louisville, Boulder Area
Shine Restaurant & Potion BarShine Restaurant & Potion Bar
(186)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
Hotel Boulderado Special EventsHotel Boulderado Special Events
(138)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
Ski Tip LodgeSki Tip Lodge
(771)
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American | Keystone, Mountains
Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb RanchRanch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch
(415)
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American | Tabernash / Granby, Mountains
Splendido at the Chateau - Beaver CreekSplendido at the Chateau - Beaver Creek
(251)
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American | Beaver Creek, Mountains
The Welsh RabbitThe Welsh Rabbit
(82)
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American | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
Root DownRoot Down
(5912)
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American | Highlands, Denver
the plimoththe plimoth
(1172)
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American | Central, Denver
The Way BackThe Way Back
(177)
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American | Highlands, Denver
Hearthstone RestaurantHearthstone Restaurant
(1979)
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American | Breckenridge, Mountains
Pinon's RestaurantPinon's Restaurant
(364)
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American | Aspen, Mountains
Williams & GrahamWilliams & Graham
(57)
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American | Highlands, Denver
Kevin Taylor's At The Opera HouseKevin Taylor's At The Opera House
(986)
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Keystone Ranch RestaurantKeystone Ranch Restaurant
(455)
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American | Keystone, Mountains

Best Italian Restaurants in Boulder Area

Via PerlaVia Perla
(421)
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Via ToscanaVia Toscana
(731)
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Treppeda'sTreppeda's
(138)
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Italian | Niwot, Boulder Area
Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella BarBacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar
(201)
$$$$
Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Gondolier Italian EateryGondolier Italian Eatery
(250)
$$$$
Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Sforno TrattoriaSforno Trattoria
(253)
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Caprese TrattoriaCaprese Trattoria
(244)
$$$$
Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Gondolier Italian Eatery-LongmontGondolier Italian Eatery-Longmont
(126)
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Italian | Longmont, Boulder Area
Barolo GrillBarolo Grill
(2697)
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
VistaVino Modern GrillVistaVino Modern Grill
(563)
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Italian | Castle Rock, Denver Suburbs
North Italia – DenverNorth Italia – Denver
(2077)
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Colore Italian Restaurant & PizzeriaColore Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
(212)
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Italian | Englewood, Denver Suburbs
SpuntinoSpuntino
(511)
$$$$
Italian | Highlands, Denver
AllegriaAllegria
(166)
$$$$
Italian | Carbondale, Mountains
Piatti - DenverPiatti - Denver
(2126)
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Zino RistoranteZino Ristorante
(795)
$$$$
Italian | Edwards, Mountains
CUCINA Colore of Cherry CreekCUCINA Colore of Cherry Creek
(1358)
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Gabriel's RestaurantGabriel's Restaurant
(3131)
$$$$
Italian | Castle Rock, Denver Suburbs
Il PostoIl Posto
(439)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Denver), Denver
Four PointsFour Points
(103)
$$$$
Italian | Steamboat Springs, Mountains
Farro Italian RestaurantFarro Italian Restaurant
(1279)
$$$$
Italian | Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree, Denver Suburbs

Popular restaurants in Denver

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Denver

Izakaya Den
(621)
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Japanese | Wash Park
Sushi Den
(29)
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Japanese | Wash Park
True Food Kitchen - Cherry Creek
(915)
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American | Cherry Creek
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Denver

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
Sushi DenSushi Den
116
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Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
El FiveEl Five
969
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Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
RiojaRioja
7351
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
The PopulistThe Populist
192
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver
Barolo GrillBarolo Grill
2697
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Palace Arms at the Brown PalacePalace Arms at the Brown Palace
954
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Contemporary American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
NocturneNocturne
672
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver
Guard & GraceGuard & Grace
1416
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Limelight Supper Club & LoungeLimelight Supper Club & Lounge
2216
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Chubby Cattle - DenverChubby Cattle - Denver
8
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Chinese | Baker, Denver

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Denver

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Root DownRoot Down
5912
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American | Highlands, Denver
Bar DoughBar Dough
720
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
Izakaya DenIzakaya Den
1554
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Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
Old MajorOld Major
1185
$$$$
Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
ChoLon Modern AsianChoLon Modern Asian
3246
$$$$
Asian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
True Food Kitchen - Cherry CreekTrue Food Kitchen - Cherry Creek
1058
$$$$
American | Cherry Creek, Denver
RiojaRioja
7351
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
El FiveEl Five
969
$$$$
Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
LingerLinger
4649
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International | Highlands, Denver
Osteria MarcoOsteria Marco
4457
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Quality Italian- DenverQuality Italian- Denver
772
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Il PostoIl Posto
439
$$$$
Italian | River North (Denver), Denver
CopertaCoperta
745
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Italian | Uptown, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5298
$$$$
French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Señor BearSeñor Bear
263
$$$$
Latin American | Highlands, Denver
Citizen RailCitizen Rail
428
$$$$
American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Duo RestaurantDuo Restaurant
2838
$$$$
Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
North Italia – DenverNorth Italia – Denver
2077
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Avelina - DenverAvelina - Denver
881
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
787
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Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Denver's

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
Bar DoughBar Dough
720
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
Old MajorOld Major
1185
$$$$
Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
Urban FarmerUrban Farmer
364
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
El FiveEl Five
969
$$$$
Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
Izakaya DenIzakaya Den
1554
$$$$
Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5298
$$$$
French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Blue Island Oyster Bar & SeafoodBlue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
701
$$$$
Seafood | Cherry Creek, Denver
La LomaLa Loma
838
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Señor BearSeñor Bear
263
$$$$
Latin American | Highlands, Denver
Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
787
$$$$
Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Mehak India's AromaMehak India's Aroma
149
$$$$
Indian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Bang Up To The Elephant!Bang Up To The Elephant!
101
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Global, International | Central, Denver
Aloy Modern ThaiAloy Modern Thai
83
$$$$
Thai | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
UltreiaUltreia
3
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Spanish | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Fortune Wok to TableFortune Wok to Table
29
$$$$
Chinese | Cherry Creek, Denver

Denver's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
RiojaRioja
7351
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Osteria MarcoOsteria Marco
4457
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5298
$$$$
French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Duo RestaurantDuo Restaurant
2838
$$$$
Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
North Italia – DenverNorth Italia – Denver
2077
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Table 6Table 6
1841
$$$$
American | Cherry Creek, Denver
Tamayo RestaurantTamayo Restaurant
2951
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
VestaVesta
4393
$$$$
Global, International | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
CUCINA Colore of Cherry CreekCUCINA Colore of Cherry Creek
1358
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
PanzanoPanzano
4781
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Treat your taste buds: Explore Boulder Area restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Boulder Area

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PMGPMG
104 reviews
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Contemporary European | Boulder, Boulder Area

Been there many times. One of our absolute favorites. Good food, good wine and best, great service! Thanks PMG. We will be back soon. More

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Squared Pizza + BeerSquared Pizza + Beer
8 reviews
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Pizzeria | Boulder, Boulder Area

Good deep dish pizza and great happy hour specials. I hope this place can make it! More

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RiojaRioja
7351 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

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Great dinner- highly recommended. And no noisy music which is a big plus! More

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CopertaCoperta
745 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Uptown, Denver

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My 5th time in Coperta. We usually sit at the bar for Happy Hour but this time around we had a "regular" dinner with wine. Service was excellent. The waitress knew all of the dishes and described them well. We ordered the chicken, Eggplant Parmigiana, Spinach Salad, and a few other things and shared. All very good. More

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Kachina Southwestern GrillKachina Southwestern Grill
853 reviews
$$$$
Southwest | Westminster, Denver Suburbs

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Great lunch, tasty food, very unusual flavors, but oh so good. Perfect sized portions. Thanks so much More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Boulder Area's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Flagstaff House1. Flagstaff House
3365 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

From the server to the sommelier, everyone did a perfect job. While it is pricey, it was a great special occasion spot to dine. We had a wonderful time! Thanks! More

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Black Cat2. Black Cat
2277 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Not just a great dinner but an experience. The chef's menu with the wine selection is amazing, and presented friendly, with care and attention. Great ambiance, welcoming, wonderful hosts. More

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Sugarbeet3. Sugarbeet
1435 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Longmont, Boulder Area

Best restaurant within 30 miles. Excellent service and food. More

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Bramble & Hare4. Bramble & Hare
397 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Boulder, Boulder Area

Always love our nights out to Bramble & Hare. Menu is limited, but alway delicious and satisfying. Cocktails are fun and superb. The service and atmosphere are among our favorites in Boulder for parents night out with one or two other couples. Highly recommend. More

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Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Boulder5. Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Boulder
1238 reviews
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Seafood | Boulder, Boulder Area

We went for our Anniversary and service was over the top! It felt like we had just gotten married again :-) Really nice touches were added to our experience. More

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New to OpenTable

Boulder Area restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
El MercadoEl Mercado
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Mexican | Longmont, Boulder Area

Welcome to El Mercado! A new mexicano restaurant located in the Prospect New Town neighborhood of Longmont, Colorado. Enjoy your favorite street Tacos, appetizers, salads, soups and authentic entrees and desserts... full beer, tequila and martini bar and a comprehensive wine list to pair with your mexicano dinners... More

NYE FeastNYE Feast
$$$$
American | Lyons, Boulder Area

Stone Table Dinner New Year’s Eve Feast POP UP Hosted by Sauvage Colorado Cuisine Stone Table Dinners is a collective of chefs and lovers of food. We live and work on the Front Range of Colorado and have deep roots and affection for Lyons. Stone Table Dinners allow independent chefs to combine our passions, talents, taste, and love of feeding people into a unique experience for all. From traditional, and not-so-traditional tasting menus to family style spaghetti and meatballs to South Asian specialties, our dinners will please any palate. Hosted at The Stone Cup, Lyons' Front Porch, in their cozy and elegant new event space.More

New Orleans FeastNew Orleans Feast
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Southern | Lyons, Boulder Area

Stone Table Dinner New Orleans Feast POP UP Hosted by Sauvage Colorado Cuisine Stone Table Dinners is a collective of chefs and lovers of food. We live and work on the Front Range of Colorado and have deep roots and affection for Lyons. Stone Table Dinners allow independent chefs to combine our passions, talents, taste, and love of feeding people into a unique experience for all. From traditional, and not-so-traditional tasting menus to family style spaghetti and meatballs to South Asian specialties, our dinners will please any palate. Hosted at The Stone Cup, Lyons' Front Porch, in their cozy and elegant new event space.More

Stone Table DinnersStone Table Dinners
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Indian | Lyons, Boulder Area

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Culinary Expressions
Stone Table Dinners is a collective of chefs and lovers of food. We live and work on the Front Range of Colorado and have deep roots and affection for Lyons. Stone Table Dinners allow independent chefs to combine our passions, talents, taste, and love of feeding people into a unique experience for all. From traditional, and not-so-traditional tasting menus to family style spaghetti and meatballs to South Asian specialties, our dinners will please any palate. Hosted at The Stone Cup, Lyons' Front Porch, in their cozy and elegant new event space.More

The Post Brewing-BoulderThe Post Brewing-Boulder
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

The Post Brewing Company brews beers that are gosh darn delicious, memorable, and something you will want to put in your mouth repeatedly. Our beers have been purposefully designed to pair perfectly with your meal. Our kitchen, run by Chef Brett Smith, serves you delicious comfort food cooked with the love of your grandma and the skill of passionately trained chefs that is meant to be shared like a family supper. Featured by Guy Fieri on Food Network’s Diners Drive-Ins & Dives, our bird is better than the rest—humanely raised, all natural chickens are brined for hours, dipped in buttermilk, seasoned with gluten-free flour, and then fried to crispy golden perfection, just like your grammy used to make.More

Discover Boulder Area

Just one hour north of Denver lies the mountain town of Boulder where you can enjoy a range of cuisines and farm-to-table fresh meals. The freshness of the food comes from its close proximity to area farms. Besides the famous Rocky Mountain oysters or huevos de toros, Boulder has no shortage of local craft breweries and farmers' markets. Personal and planetary health are a widely held value in Boulder, and those are reflected in its dining. Naturally raised meats, local grains and organic produce are featured on many menus. Be part of the Boulder healthy living culture as you treat yourself to vegetable dumplings or a bacon blue cheeseburger with grass-fed beef or a veggie option, and then work it out with a hike up a steep canyon mountain trail.