Sugarbeet is very good but it's testimony to what's happening in "food" these days, especially just up the road in Boulder or down in Denver, that cuisine of this quality is not that outstanding. Not a great wine list, either--some good wines but overpriced, and the wines by the glass are forgettable. The cocktails looked quite good (did not try) but again too overpriced to make me excited about coming back to try them. Food-wise, the roasted brussels sprouts (appetizer) were excellent, but the shrimp'n'grits entree was disappointing and the short ribs (a special) was oversauced. The dessert, though, was outstanding: a key lime semi-freddo with graham cracker crust and toasted meringue on the side that was a most delicious creation.
Sugarbeet is truly a gem! The hosts (Justine and her husband/chef Seth Witherspoon) provide such a warm and friendly atmoshere. The food is always outstanding and I love the seasonal changes that they make to the menu. Our waiter Lance was and always is outstanding when it comes to the personalized service he provides and his knowledge of cuisine. This is our favorite restaurant in the Boulder area.
We always have excellent food and service. This is a little gem that is one of our favorites for any occasion.
Everything from the food to the service was spot on. My husband and I have dined in some of the best restaurants in the world. My meal here would rank near the top. We ended our meal with a chocolate beet cake that was truly a slice of heaven! The generous portions allowed for more indulgence the following day. We will definitely be back!
Bit of a let down. Sugarbeet does usually surprise and delight. I was a big fan.
This time the sole was Not Good.
Bland greens, bland fish overstuffed too many things to compensate. And then stacked high to make a bit of a mess.
Then a bit of drama trying to get the mgmt to take it off the bill.
I mean, we still spent over $110.
So, bit sad that a great local dining option was not so great.
This is our go-to restaurant, and we live near one of the top rated cities for food in the country. We love exceptional food made with creativity and care, great drinks and great wine. Sugarbeet has it all.
Always a favorite, specials are delish as well as the seasonal changing menu. New pastry chef is phenomenal!
Great find in an unexpected location! We came for an early Friday night dinner and loved it. To start we had the crispy pork belly and the crawfish croquettes, both were wonderful but the crispy pork belly with celery root slaw was my favorite dish of the night. Who knew celery root slaw could be so good? The Artichoke Risotto Cakes were great. The Spaghetti Nero was good but I thought the flavors were muted and the dish was heavy. The wine list looked good and there were interesting cocktails but I have one quibble, there was a "Classic Martini"... with vodka? Our server was friendly and professional but our entrees came out before we were finished with appetizers.
The artichoke appetizer was lovely. I asked for medium rare lamb and it came back much more rare than expected but it was excellent. The vegetables were perfectly done and the parsnip/potato mash was dessert quality.
The only downside is that it is expensive, but the quality of the food and service made it worth the price. If it was a bit less expensive, I would go there every week!
We love the Sugarbeet. The menu has changed, and that is good, but it is maybe currently a little too contrived. My husband and I are adventurous, but we had my 80 year old mother with us, and could have used something not so heavy. We are looking forward to the spring offerings! Perhaps we just got the heavy things- Mom got the shrimp, and was overwhelmed. Husband got the rigatoni and he felt it was overwhelming, too. I could have eaten both of them, but just some feedback...we will be back, regardless!
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Sugarbeet! The food was delicious and fresh (I highly recommend the crispy pork belly appetizer, which comes on a bed of yummy house-made coleslaw - fantastic!). The wait staff was friendly with just the right level of attentiveness. This place is pricey (about $30 per entree, $8-10 for appetizers and small salads, $9 drinks), but the old adage is true - you get what you pay for. It was great. Go for a special occasion.
Always an amazing experience and a must when company is in town.
The food is outstanding, highly recommended.
very good food and service but a little pricey
Excellent food and service. It was our 40th wedding anniversary.
Sugarbeet is has never disappointed us!
This was our second visit to Sugarbeet, and both have been outstanding. The wine list offers a good selection at reasonable prices, and service is attentive with adequate staffing to handle the busy dining room.
I started with clam soup followed by a buffalo rib-eye. The soup was spicy without being challenging and the rib-eye was cooked to perfection; crisp on the outside, rare in the center, and fork tender.
My wife had sunchokes to start and quail to follow. The starter offered interesting texture and delicious flavour. I'm not a fan of quail, but my wife is; they appeared to meet her expectations. We finished with a shared slab of chocolate torte that was more than adequate for two.
Overall, an excellent evening dinner.
We love this place. Although the setting is more industrial, the ambiance is great, the staff is attentive and pleasant and the overall experience is very comfortable. Oh Yeah! The food is great and the bartender is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Excellent restaurant. Best in Longmont!
The speacial was very good (short rib), and the wine list was great. The two appetizers I had were also a nice change and very tasty (sardines and pate). My entree, the artichoke stuffed sole, was bland. I felt bored by the quinoa as well. But it wasn't awful by any means. I was on a date and we were seated next to a very loud, very annoying table that was having some kind of professional work meeting/outing. I could not even hear the person I was with when we attempted to talk throughout dinner. It would've been nice to be seated in another room, more accodmadating for an intimate dinner. I would suggest a more balanced menu, and also say that speaking contextually, everything is over priced.
The food and service here is always great.
Menu was interesting and food was generally good, although my partner found the Lamb Stew and the rice that accompanied her Ahi Tuna much too salty.
The ambiance in the room was nice - lighting not too bright or too dark, decent separation between tables, and nice decor.
Wait staff was nice, but was absent for quite a while before taking our first drink order.
It would have been nice to have a printed list of the huge number of specials offered.
The location had us a little worried as we drove up, but the food and drinks were awesome! The ahi tuna seared rare had a great tender texture and the beef short ribs were such a hearty portion a take home box was needed. Mayan chocolate martini, warm whiskey & applecider drink, beer, and cherry martini were all well-crafted and delicious as well. Creme brulee dessert was a nice finish too- not too sweet but creamy & wonderful. Great find & we''ll definitely be back!
We got the artichoke appetizer and it was bland. The main course was very good and exceeded our expectations. The creme brulee was delicious!
I normally really enjoy eating here. The waitress was not very friendly on this visit and only asked short prompt questions. She didn't mention the specials, and got another tables drink wrong. When the table clarified that they received the wrong martini she seemed a little inconvinienced to bring them the correct one. I ordered the clam/sausage/escarole pasta and was extremely dissapointed in this item as it was served lukewarm and had a tomato sauce on it though the menu didn't mention this. It appeared to be leftovers topped bucatini. Will be a while before I try this location again after this first less than stellar service/food experience.
So awesome, what a great experience, great food, outstanding service
Both our dinners were excellent, and we look forward to returning.
Never disappointed when i dine here
Great place for a birthday dinner. Had the filet mignon which was delicious. The accompanying potatoes were underseasoned but the salad special was very good. We were seated in the smaller dining area which is quieter and were happy with that. Overall a lovely dinner.
Loved it! Quiet Sunday night with other diners still coming in even on a wintery night. Food was creative and delicious.
Food is always above expectations. Always new things to try as well. Great resturant.
I have written several positive reviews about Sugarbeet. My wife and I continue to find that Sugarbeet is one of our favorite restaurants in Boulder County.
Unfortunately, overpriced and unwelcoming. Went as a "good company/good food" girls' evening out. For the price we paid, my "rare" tuna was way overcooked and hard to cut through and my friend's potato mash was "gluey". I love the Sugarbeet concept and would love for them to improve their food quality control and service-side manner.
Sugarbeet is the best fine dining in Longmont! Always a great place to go. Food is always wonderful.
My husband had the Venison and I had the Swordfish. Both were very delicious and we were really pleased. I had the Blood Orange Margarita (2 to be exact) and it was very different and flavorful. I highly recommend this restaurant as one of the best in Longmont. Great service and great atmosphere. They change their menu a bit and have really creative specials. I have been there around 3 or 4 times and it never disapoints.
Great, quiet, adult place to dine.
This is an amazingly good rstaurant especially considering its out-of-the-way location in a relatively small city. Preparations are imaginative and include several vegetarian offerings as well as meatier selections. We had the lamb shank which was exceptional. Also a nice selection of wines.
My wife and I have eaten at Sugarbeet on several occasions and - particularly in the last two years or so - have been quite impressed with the quality of the food. I don't know if they have a new chef or not, but the food variety and quality definitely has improved. The menu prices aren't cheap, but reasonable for what you get. The wine list offers a number of reasonably priced wines that match well with the food. Service is dependable, even when it's busy, which it was on this visit. The interior isn't noteworthy, but it's pleasant and comfortable. All five of us enjoyed our meals and we will continue to visit Sugarbeet in the future, especially when friends visit and we want to have good food in a setting that allows us to talk.
The food was excellent, as was the service!