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“i should have gone to the place next door” 3 of 5 stars
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the kitchen [next door]
1035 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
720-542-8159
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Ranked #99 of 508 Restaurants in Boulder
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 11th Street
Kihei, Hawaii
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
“i should have gone to the place next door”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

noisy, scree, i asked the hostest to be seated away from children and she told me it would be full of families with kids in another hour! and, as it filled up the table coversations became a soft roar - very unpleasant. the food was okay, but not outstanding. my drinks were done poorly and someone needs a bartender refresher for the common mixes. service was pleasant, but slow and too shy to make suggestions or interact with customers

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
sacramento, california u.s.a.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“We tried them all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Recently we were visiting Boulder, Colorado and our nephew suggested we try one of the Kitchen restaurants - Kitchen Upstairs, Kitchen Next Door, and The Kitchen. First, we tried the Kitchen Next Door for lunch and sat outdoors. Loved the fresh food. Then the same evening we went to The Kitchen for an early dinner and sat outdoors again. The menu is slightly different. Again, great flavors and fresh vegetables. After dinner, we went Upstairs and had drinks with our nephew. The restaurants are each different and decorated very stylish. The wait-staff are cordial and service-oriented. Can't wait to go back when we visit Boulder.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Bravo for cooking and serving organic food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The intention of this restaurant is wonderful. They are following the farm-to-table concept, and that in itself makes it worthy of another visit. The menu items are creative, although the beet burger has not yet been perfected. It is the most marvelous combination of flavors, but the beet burger isn't solid, so it is like eating a mouthful of beet puree. Nonetheless, I ate every bite. The arugula was fabulous. The young woman who waited on us was delightful, and a great server. The decor of this restaurant is modern and cool (as opposed to warm). They have lovely lights over the bar. Parking is a hassle, as you either need to use the Boulder pay for parking system, or park on Spruce or Pine for free. My only hope is that the other staff members model their orientation after our wonderful server. There is a tiny feeling of "a scene" there instead of real people eating real food together. Perhaps it is just a sign of the times, but that was my only complaint.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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359 reviews 359 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 170 cities Reviews in 170 cities
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
“Creativity with potential...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Utilitarian atmosphere; excellent ingredients; creative menu. I have mixed opinions on the taste and food portion size. I sampled both the Beet Burger and Colorado Burger. Both were just ok, in my humble opinion. I liked the creativity of the beet burger; yet for my taste, just a bite or two was enough. The Colorado Burger was much tastier. However, portions could be larger. Regardless, it's worth another visit.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Yorkshire, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Perfect lunch spot for downtown Boulder”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Highly recommended by friends & no surprise.
The kale chips are a specialty worth trying.
Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, cool in summer.
Perfect for lunch.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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