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1739 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5516
(303) 442-7233
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Ranked #16 of 497 restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 18th & Pearl
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85 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The hostess did not make us feel well "hosted"; the waiter was a cold, and the booth a bit tight. The sounds of other tables made it hard to hear the others across from ours and while the food was good - especially the appetizers, the overall experience was, well, average.

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Boulder, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The 2 velvet curtains rescued from an opera house help to make this table clothed restaurant the best place for quiet conversation, while providing consistently good service and a varied menu based in French cooking technique. Duck, veal, lobster, seafood, and indeed the chef will give you a plate of delicious vegies if you ask. Lunch is the best value... More

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Alta Loma, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Happened to be staying very near L'Atelier. Heading for home after wandering Pearl Street in our bermudas and tennies, we decided we were hungry. Looking into L'Atelier with its white tablecloths and elegant decor, we decided we were a bit underdressed, even for Boulder. Wrong. Several folks sitting at one of the outside tables suggested we go in, so we... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Have eaten here twice and have alway had great service and outstanding meals. Nice place for couples, family or meeting with friends. Small place, so large groups would be difficult to seat (greater than 6), but could be done and reservations recommended.

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was my first visit to L'Atelier, and I was really looking forward to it. However, I won't go back for a wine dinner. I can appreciate a leisurely, European-paced meal, but this one averaged 50 minutes between courses. Just too long to enjoy. The first three courses were very good, but the "wild king salmon" looked pale and farmed,... More

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Naples Park, Florida, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A quaint French restaurant, with ample seating. Our meal was truly magnificent, with exquisite taste and presentation. Satisfying portions of scrumptious appetizers; Roasted Quail & Lobster Ravioli to name a few. Our entree's were sure pleasure, cooked to perfection, sauces of unbelievable caliber, and again perfect portions. Then you might as well end it all with dessert. What's another pound!... More

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Blue Mounds
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a very relaxing 2 hour dinner. Everything was explained in detail when we had questions on the menu. The problem is nothing was stellar. The waiter was great and very friendly. The service took a little too long in between courses. When the waiter told us he was making our drinks I then understood why the slow service.... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My family chose L'Atelier for a celebration dinner and it was outstanding in every way. The service was excellent and included a personal visit at our table by the chef. Our meal, which included appetizers, full dinner, desert, and several bottles of wine, was truly extraordinary. The food quality and presentation is second to none. Because of the occassion (local... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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291 reviews 291 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We chose this restaurant to try a local well regarded French meal and we were not disappointed but rather surprised that this restaurant in tiny Boulder is in the league of Laurent is Paris or Le Perigord in NYC. The dining room is spotless and features tastfully displayed figurines collected by the Chef's grandmother in Europe. A dramatic floral display... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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214 reviews 214 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We LUNCHED today at L'Atelier....it was a Monday....but I made a reservation the night before. I had requested a booth for the three of us(myself,DH and adult son), but supposedly that was not on the reservation notes. And so we sat at a table and it was fine. We began with a ham carpaccio, split between the 3 of us.... More

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