Update: All information is current for 2016.
We hope you enjoyed our Food & Fun post that listed many things for you to do in Boulder. Now, we are back with places to eat in Boulder. The city is packed with great restaurants of every cuisine, so you’ll have no problem finding something to satisfy. Don’t forget that the Pearl Street Mall, a pedestrian shopping and dining mecca, has lots of restaurants & shops. So, no shortage of great dining spots. Enjoy!
PLACES TO EAT
- Frasca Food and Wine – Always top notch, but a bit more formal. Inspired by Friuli, Italy, the menu changes seasonally and champions local farms. They are a member of the Slow Food Organization.
- Oak At Fourteenth – They serve local and seasonal new American cuisine, focused around wood fire cookery. Open for lunch and dinner.
- The Kitchen – Apparently, if you can’t eat on the farm this is the next best thing. Walk-ins except for larger groups and a few community tables.
- Cafe Aion – A bit more casual, but very nice. Serves Spanish taps for lunch and dinner. They even have live music.
- Pizzeria Locale – Casual atmosphere and yummy pizza, inspired by Naples, Italy. Need we say more.
- Flagstaff House – Location, location, location….If you have never been to Boulder, this is a must do. The restaurant is on Flagstaff Mountain and overlooks downtown Boulder – sunset views anyone? The food is notable too, serving French cuisine with Asian accents.
- Mateo – They serve a seasonal menu with organic fare from local farmers. It’s dishes are inspired by Provence and they serve wine from small batch wineries in France and Italy. Open only for dinner.
- Jill’s – Located in the St. Julien Hotel, the this modern restaurant and bistro serves American cuisine with French accents, using sustainable, organic farmers.
- Zeal Food – We fell in love with Zeal for it’s clean, organic seasonal food and juices, all in a casual atmosphere. There is something for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Oh, and they have an amazing cocktail menu and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Salt – A farm to table restaurant open for lunch and dinner.
- L’Atelier – If you have a more adventurous palette, this is the place for you. The quality of food and wine is top notch.
- Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar – Amazing sustainable seafood. Consistently voted one of the best of Boulder restaurants. I think that pretty much says it all….
- The Cup – We were told it’s the best coffee and lattes in Boulder and you just may spot a pro triathlete getting that caffeine boost. To boot, they also serve breakfast and lunch.
- Rio Grande – If you have a craving for Mexican food and margaritas, this should satisfy. Open for lunch and dinner.
- West End Tavern – BBQ, burgers, beer, and bourbon…..Oh, did we mention they have a rooftop lounge with a view of the mountains? Tough combination to beat.
- There are also lots of pubs and breweries in the area, such as Avery Brewing Company , that offer tours and serve food, so be sure to check them out.
This should really put you in the know for places to eat in Boulder during your stay. I would seriously suggest making reservations in advance as the town will be busy and these are undoubtedly popular restaurants. Additional resources for more information and detail can be found at:
- Open Table – many of the restaurants are listed here.
- Boulder Colorado USA
- Downtown Boulder
- Boulder Downtown