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Boulder, Colorado’s Top Restaurants

Need a new favorite spot for brunch or dinner? Boulder has no shortage of excellent restaurants, and several are world-class. When you’re on the search for new cuisine to try, be sure to sample the menus from our city’s top dining options:


Located on Walnut Street, Arcana is the place to go for American dishes with pre-colonial influences. The Arcana burger is a fan favorite, and the cocktail menu also receives rave reviews. If you’re looking for the perfect day to stop by, don’t miss out on Terroir Tuesdays. Each week (beginning on Tuesday), the restaurant will feature a different wine producer by the bottle. To try these hand-picked selections, order at least one food item for dine-in or takeout. 


In the mood for Spanish cuisine? Corrida specializes in fare inspired by the traditions of Northern Spain and is famous for its wood-fired steak and seafood and an excellent wine list. Corrida is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 pm to 10 pm, so make your reservation now to enjoy an evening here. 

Frasca Food and Wine 

Frasca Food and Wine serves refined dishes from a sub-alpine region in northeastern Italy. This top restaurant has received numerous accolades, including the James Beard Foundation Award for Excellence. Fresh pasta and top-shelf wine are the main attraction here, but the menu offers diverse choices. 

Steakhouse No. 316

Steakhouse No. 316 has locations in Boulder and Aspen. This steakhouse serves brunch from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm, and dinner starting at 4:30 pm from Tuesday through Saturday. The restaurant is beloved in Boulder for its elegant and timeless ambiance, in addition to excellent service (and unforgettable steaks). 

The Kitchen American Bistro 

For those who desire sustainably produced meals, The Kitchen American Bistro is a can’t-miss. All ingredients are ethically sourced from American farmers, and the result is fresh, flavorful food. In addition to warm and friendly service in a laid back environment, The Kitchen donates a portion of proceeds to the nonprofit organization Big Green. The Kitchen serves brunch Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm and dinner 5-9 pm each day of the week. 

Boulder is home to an abundance of top-notch restaurants that serve food from every corner of the globe. Next time you’re on the search for brunch or dinner, give one of these restaurants a try. You won’t be disappointed! 

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