Our experience was on December 31, 2012, New Year's Eve and it was our first experience at the Kitchen in Boulder. I had read all of the great reviews for the Kitchen and wanted to take my Fiance to a nice quality restaurant for a wonderful and delightful New Year's Eve. The service was good, however, the food was just mediocre from what the ratings suggested and was not much better than a Red Lobster. My Fiance order the scallops which were undercooked and so salty that she had to cut the top off just to find something edible and palatable. Although she commented as such to the manager he said that he would talk to the chef and promptly departed. My portion of prime rib was very minimal and the accompanying potatoes were of the quality that one would find from a crock pot and the presentation was by far inferior for such an expensive main course meal. We were more than disappointed with our very first experience at such a highly rated Boulder restaurant. Don S.