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Black Cat

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American, French, Contemporary, Organic
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1964 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302 (Pearl Street)
3034445500
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Experience

I reserved a table at Black Cat for Valentine's day dinner, not knowing what to expect. It was a wonderful surprise. It is located on 13th St, just off the Pearl St. Mall in Boulder. It was fun to walk around the mall prior to our reservation as well as after dinner. I had not realized that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Jack I
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I reserved a table at Black Cat for Valentine's day dinner, not knowing what to expect. It was a wonderful surprise. It is located on 13th St, just off the Pearl St. Mall in Boulder. It was fun to walk around the mall prior to our reservation as well as after dinner. I had not realized that there really wasn't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Broke the rule about avoiding restaurants on Valentines Day and was reminded why it is sound advice. Black Cat disappointed in terms of service, food quality, presentation, and taste. Waitstaff seemed completely bewildered about everything from silverware placement to items on the menu. Pacing of service was inept. Vegetarian entree with potatoes, sprouts, etc arrived lukewarm and tasted very bitter.... More 

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Decatur, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Our group of 5 had dinner at Black Cat in Boulder, CO. This restaurant is among the other boutique restaurants in the area and is small quaint and homey. It seems to rely quite a bit on their artful descriptions of farm to table food ingredients and decorative arrangement of the food portions.... although, in my opinion portion sizes were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Service is great, wine is excellent, menu is full of freshly prepared foods with clear links to local farm. Food tastes great and is well prepared, likely one of the best restaurants in Colorado. Skip a meal before you go because you'll want lot of food there, it is really good!

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Golden, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Incredible dinner with our kids and friends. There is a lot to be said for fresh ingredients straight from the farm. There was a bit of "Boulder" attitude, being very chique, hip and "affected", but, I would go back in a heartbeat. A special restaurant for special occasions.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had the pleasure of eating here with my lady-partner and her folks. We all had the tasting menu, a six course tour of the night's best dishes. It was a meal that changed my perspective on food. We were served carrot ginger soup, foie gras, sturgeon with chickpea and prosciutto purée, chef-raised beef, and a perfectly subtle and delicious... More 

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Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Black Cat is a great farm to table concept and the food is top notch. The menu for New Years Eve was excellent and the wine pairing spot on. The staff and other patrons had a great time.

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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our little group ordered all the desserts and glasses of Madeira and sat in the little cave. What could be better? Incomparable delights, perfect service, and relaxing otherworldly atmosphere in the cave. I could have stayed all night and only left because my stomach was happily full. Can't wait to go back!

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Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'm sure it's just my own personal tastes, but it seemed like many dishes at this place are weird for the sake of being weird. I didn't count, but I think more than half of the entrees contained some kind of organ meat. They couldn't even make a basic chocolate cake without adding something weird to it (chili peppers). I'm... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had dinner there last month and it was another great evening of food and drink with friends. The menu is always changing and their farm fresh pork dishes are always a good bet. We have tried the tasting menu in the past and loved it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1964 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
    (Pearl Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 3034445500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary, Organic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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