Restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in Boulder

Salt

While farm-to-table is ubiquitous in Boulder, this is one spot that delivers and surpasses expectations. The sweet pea ravioli with lemon beurre blanc and shaved radishes is a feverish delight. But Salt also knows m…
Top Choice Modern American in Boulder

Oak at Fourteenth

Zesty and innovative, locally owned Oak manufactures top-notch cocktails and tasty small plates for stylish diners. Standouts include the smoky grilled eggplant in romanesco sauce and cucumber sashimi drizzled with …
Top Choice Breakfast in Boulder

Tangerine

It's worth leaving the downtown bubble for this true treat of a breakfast spot in a nondescript shopping plaza. Think polenta with poached eggs, spinach and romesco sauce, impeccable Benedicts, smoothies and ricotta…
Top Choice Italian in Boulder

Frasca

Deemed Boulder’s finest by many (the wine service earned a James Beard award), Frasca has an impeccable kitchen and only the freshest farm-to-table ingredients. Rotating dishes range from earthy braised pork to hous…
in Boulder

Zolo Southwestern Grill

Zolo has been delighting residents with award-winning Southwestern fare and easy parking (it has its own lot) for 15 years now. The menu is a Colorado take on classic Mexican. Perennial favorites include fundido (wa…
Pizza in Boulder

Pizzeria Locale

The obvious choice for a slice with style. Beloved stepchild of upscale Frasca (they share a kitchen), this southern Italian–style pizzeria fills with locals at the bar sipping aperol spritzers and house wine on bar…
Market in Boulder

Boulder County Farmers’ Market

A massive spring and summer sprawl of colorful, mostly organic local food. Here you can find flowers and herbs, as well as brain-sized mushrooms, delicate squash blossoms, crusty pretzels, vegan dips, grass-fed beef…
Bistro in Boulder

Boulder Cafe

Score a sidewalk table and check out the Pearl St Mall street performers while waiting for your buffalo burger. The perennially popular Boulder Cafe is one of those 'all things to all people' kitchens, which means a…
Bistro in Boulder

Ruebens Burger Bistro

An owner-operated temple to the all-natural, hormone-free, gourmet burger, all christened with cycling-themed names. The Mountain Biker comes with avocado, arugula and swiss cheese, while the Paris Roubaix is topped…
French in Boulder

Mateo

A casual new dining hall with minimalist panache, an upscale but not fancy-pants, crowd, and a damn fine kitchen specialising in French comfort cuisine. Think braised lamb shoulder served over pasta, pork belly over…