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The Kitchen

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$$$
American, Contemporary, Bistro, Wine Bar
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1039 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302 (11th Street)
(303) 544-5973
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 240
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Another wonderful evening

If you are visiting Boulder there are a plethora of dining choices all within easy walking distance of one another along the Pearl Street Mall area. One grouping is at the West End. There are many good choices. Lately, we have enjoyed The Kitchen. The menu is always creative, the wine list... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Lewis S
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Superior, Colorado
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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425 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Superior, Colorado
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Boulder there are a plethora of dining choices all within easy walking distance of one another along the Pearl Street Mall area. One grouping is at the West End. There are many good choices. Lately, we have enjoyed The Kitchen. The menu is always creative, the wine list interesting and the service impeccable. Trust your waiter... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

There are actually three places here, the main bar and restaurant, an Upstairs, and a Next Door. I was only in the main bar. I had the recommended pot-au-feu, and it had chicken sausage and brisket. Those were very good, although the attendant vegetables were overcooked. Bar service was good, and it was as lively as you would expect for... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had dinner at another restaurant and someone had recommended The Kitchen Upstairs for dessert...sticky toffee pudding. We walked in and it was a beautiful yet casual and welcoming atmosphere. I was excited that we could get fresh coffee and tea at the bar after dinner with our dessert. The sticky toffee pudding was AMAZING!! The best dessert I have... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I visited The Kitchen for dinner and The Kitchen Upstairs for drinks separately and experienced excellent service both visits. Both have great drink menus and bartenders that are happy to make you a custom drink that matches your personal taste. The food was great - highly recommend the Garganelli alla Bolognese.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very nice atmosphere though a bit on the loud side when full. The tables were of classic farm style. The ceiling was high and the floor to ceiling glass at the entrance kept the place nicely lit until sundown. Excellent, friendly service. The food was fresh and tasty. I had the lamb chops which were nicely seasoned and cooked to... More 

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woodland hills, california
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A fabulous Bistro on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder Colorado. I loved the Grgich Hills Estate 2009 Merlot paired with the most delicious Pork Chop I have ever tasted. Roasted apples, chestnut, celery, chili's on a bed of polenta....Wonderful ambiance and sensational service make this a most memorable culinary experience!

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I went here with a bunch of people from work, there were about 10 of us. I really like this restaurant because you can have as little or as much as you like, it is like tapas but you can also have larger portions, Their wine list is fantastic and the staff are extremely helpful. I had a panzanella salad... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Mediocre best describes our recent birthday dinner. Our server clearly had too many tables to attend. We had to send two entrees back because they were grossly overcooked. The lamb chops and ribeye steak were ordered med-rare but were served med-well. Needless to say, the entrees were returned for another shot at grilling. The return pretty much destroyed the rest... More 

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Fairfield, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very good food, but an uncomfortable experience because of the servers' frosty hauteur. Would not recommend.

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Irving, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The ambiance is great and the food exceptional. A great dining experience. The dessert options are truly wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1039 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
    (11th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: (303) 544-5973

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?