38 restaurants offering special prix-fixe menus.

First Bite is an annual event highlighting the Boulder area dining scene. For one full week, more than 50 of the area’s top restaurants will offer a special three course $29 prix-fixe dinner menu to the community.

 
Name
Cuisine
Area
 
Arugula

Arugula

2785 Iris Avenue

Dinner

Italian, Mediterranean, French

Boulder

Established in 2009 by Chef/Proprietor Alec Schuler, Arugula brings together the simple flavors of Europe and the Mediterranean along side classic American favorites. Fresh, local, seasonal ingredients from Boulder’s farms are the inspiration behind our innovative menus that offer something for everyone — a variety nibbles, small shareable plates, large plates and more.

Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar

Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar

1200 Yarmouth Avenue, Unit A

Dinner

Italian

Boulder

Welcome to Bacco Trattoria and Mozzarella Bar! Bacco Trattoria is a unique restaurant offering a relaxed atmosphere and authentic Italian food and beverage. The decor is soft and traditional, but still carries a theme of Italian culture. Boulder is a city known for its trendy atmosphere and we compliment that with our unique Mozzarella Bar, one of the few open in the United States. We pride ourselves in bringing the first one to the city and reinforcing the culture that is Boulder, Colorado.

Basta

Basta

3601 Arapahoe Avenue

Dinner

Pizza, Desserts, Seafood

Boulder

Basta is a standout Boulder restaurant known for its seasonal and rustic Italian fare. Chef Kelly Whitaker makes Colorado's freshest, cleanest ingredients shine using creativity, raw skill and a wicked hot oven. Pair the wood-fired genius with anything off the well-suited list of wine, beer, and cocktails, and you're in for a good night.

Blooming Beets Kitchen

Blooming Beets Kitchen

3303 30th Street

Dinner

American (New), Gluten-Free

Boulder

Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern

Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern

921 Walnut Street

Dinner

Steakhouse, American, Steak

Boulder

Visiting the Boulder Chophouse is like taking a step back in time to the casual elegance of the 1940's. Located in the heart of downtown Boulder, this classic steakhouse with ever-changing local and organic ingredients offers a comfortable atmosphere, an extensive wine list & your favorite martinis. Join us on our patio, in our tavern, for daily Happy Hour or any night for dinner.

Boulder Cork

Boulder Cork

3295 30th Street

Dinner

American, Steakhouse

Boulder

The Boulder Cork Restaurant has provided quality food and excellent service since 1969. The restaurant is now one of Colorado’s most renowned dining experiences. The casual, yet attentive atmosphere is the perfect place to spend a special evening, be it to relax with friends or entertain business associates. Our banquet facilities can accommodate large groups with the quiet proficiency and superior quality that has become the hallmark of The Boulder Cork. The food is an impressive display of creativity and variety, masterminded by the chef, Jim Smailer. Chef Smailer has created an enticing offering of steaks, prime rib, chicken, pasta, and fresh fish selections; all on the cutting edge of culinary delight. The food is as fresh as the market allows. The true epicurean will agree that our efforts are apparent to both the eyes and the palate, from the appetizer through the handmade desserts.

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

1770 13th Street

Dinner

Tea Rooms

Boulder

The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is nestled against the Rocky Mountain Foothills in Boulder Colorado. Sitting alongside Boulder Creek in Central Park, the Teahouse is considered one of Boulder’s most attractive and popular tourist attractions, as well as being a local favorite for great food, tea, and atmosphere.

BRU

BRU

5290 Arapahoe Avenue

Dinner

Breweries, Gastropubs

Boulder

Café Aion

Café Aion

1235 Pennsylvania Avenue

Dinner

Cafes

Boulder

The traditional Spanish tapa is a simple but beautiful offering. Its presentation is honest and straightforward, its preparation a tribute to the craft and techniques developed over centuries in the homes, farms, and humble taverns of Spain. It is served in an atmosphere that is convivial and relaxed—a setting to suit the food’s essential virtues.

Chautauqua Dining Hall

Chautauqua Dining Hall

900 Baseline Road

Dinner

American (Traditional)

Boulder

The Chautauqua Dining Hall has been a Boulder tradition since 1898. Savor spectacular views from the enchanting wraparound porch while enjoying fresh, Colorado bistro cuisine at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily year-round, the Dining Hall offers a full bar with local beers and great wines to complement your meal. View menus here.

Dagabi Cucina

Dagabi Cucina

3970 Broadway

Dinner

Mediterranean, Spanish, Cocktail Bars

Boulder

Element Bistro

Element Bistro

6315 Lookout Road

Dinner

American (Traditional)

Boulder

Emmerson

Emmerson

1600 Pearl Street, Suite 100

Dinner

Contemporary American, Café

Boulder

In building Emmerson, we set out to create an all-day dining destination that could be a central gathering place for the Boulder community. Along the way, we’ve found our tribe. Emmerson is a collective of five passionate food and beverage professionals whose great pleasure it is to bring people together and deliver happiness, with every interaction, every pour, and every plate. As the project took shape, it became evident that this restaurant is an amalgamation of the things we love and the way we like to dine and drink, morning, noon and night. Emmerson is a Café, a Cocktail Bar, and a Neo-Bistro, serving from 7:00 am until midnight (sometimes later).

FATE Brewing Company

FATE Brewing Company

1600 38th Street

Dinner

Breweries

Boulder

Greenbriar Inn

Greenbriar Inn

8735 Foothills Highway

Dinner

American, Continental

Boulder

Opened in 1967, The Greenbriar Inn is an elegant restaurant, tavern and private event space located in the north Boulder countryside and nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The surrounding 20 acres features two ponds, striking woodland, and thriving vegetable, fruit, and flower gardens. The cuisine focuses on seasonal, American classics and is complimented by a 1200 label award-winning wine cellar.

Jax

Jax

928 Pearl Street

Dinner

Seafood

Boulder

Jill’s Restaurant

Jill’s Restaurant

900 Walnut Street

Dinner

American (New), French

Boulder

Jill’s Restaurant is a modern bistro located in the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder. The restaurant encourages sustainable, organic farming practices and highlights contemporary American cuisine with a French accent.

Leaf

Leaf

2010 16th Street

Dinner

Vegetarian, American (New)

Boulder

Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant is dedicated to creating an outstanding and creative vegetarian dining experience. Our passion for fresh, local ingredients led us to create Three Leaf Farm in Lafayette, CO which allows us to seasonally provide organic, freshly harvested produce and herbs, and free range eggs, and strengthens our commitment to cultivating a more sustainably focused company.

North End at 4580

North End at 4580

4580 Broadway

Dinner

American (New), Mediterranean, Bars

Boulder

The North End at 4580 is a contemporary American bistro focusing on the freshest ingredients, with simple preparations executed flawlessly. Interesting + rotating hand crafted cocktails complement a notable wine list + a great draft beer selection- all at a fair price at the base of the Boulder, Colorado foothills.

Riffs Urban Fare

Riffs Urban Fare

1115 Pearl Street

Dinner

Tapas/Small Plates, American (New)

Boulder

A lively place, designed to gather and share boulder-flavored food & drink, crafted by chef john platt's fresh approach to cooking, the culinary culture of our city, hospitality of our staff, and the products from our dedicated purveyors.

River and Woods

River and Woods

2328 Pearl Street

Dinner

Comfort Food, Organic

Boulder

Once upon a time, an historic home on the east end of Pearl Street was turned into one of Boulder’s first fine dining establishments. John’s Restaurant became a culinary landmark, and stayed that way for the better part of forty years. After his retirement, Chef John and his family wanted to ensure that the little house would remain a place to embody their legacy—an authentic space where the community could come to connect through great food.

Roadhouse Boulder Depot

Roadhouse Boulder Depot

2366 Junction Place

Dinner

Contemporary American, Burgers, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Boulder

Located in the 125 year old historic Boulder Train Depot, Roadhouse Boulder Depot brings an urban flare to a historic setting and serves as a gathering place for the entire Boulder community. Operating as a restaurant in the Roadhouse Hospitality Group, Roadhouse Boulder Depot offers a quality “roadhouse” style menu with an emphasis on customer service and community. As University of Colorado Boulder alumni, the Shipp brothers, Terry, Dan, Mike and John, took their knowledge of restaurants and coupled it with their understanding and appreciation for the Boulder community. Tying together history, art, and great food, guests can expect a one of a kind dining experience in a true Boulder institution. Roadhouse Boulder Depot is more than a trend, it’s a tradition.

SALT

SALT

1047 Pearl Street

Dinner

French, Breakfast & Brunch, American (Traditional)

Boulder

SALT opened in 2009 in the historic site of Tom’s Tavern. Local artists came together to reconstruct a beautiful building that remains a Boulder gem. Chef Bradford Heap and Designer Carol Vilate created SALT in true bistro style, a warm neighborhood restaurant. The menu reflects this mind-set: simple, elegant and savory. The philosophy of SALT is that flavor is paramount and the best food travels the shortest distance from farm to table. We source local organic produce from our own Soul Patch Farm in collaboration with David Asbury’s Full Circle Farm. We are a 99% GMO free kitchen. We proudly call our farmers our friends!

Sforno Trattoria Romana

Sforno Trattoria Romana

1308 Pearl Street

Dinner

Italian

Boulder

We strive to give you the genuine tastes of Italy, right here on Boulder’s historic Pearl Street Mall, with our local, natural ingredients. And with our famous mozzarella made in house, Happy Hour 7 days a week, and an original wood burning pizza oven, we have no doubt that you will love coming to Sforno. Join us for a little bit of Italian bliss right here in Colorado, and let us show you what ‘love from the oven’ means to us.

Spruce Farm & Fish

Spruce Farm & Fish

2115 13th Street

Dinner

Contemporary American, Seafood, Breakfast

Boulder

Spruce Farm & Fish serves creative and contemporary brunch and dinner menus utilizing the highest quality ingredients. Brunch is served every day of the week and offers savory items including Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits with house-made pork green chili to indulgent sweet Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. Partnering with sustainable oyster farms and fisheries, seafood at Spruce is flown in daily. Spruce offers rotating dinner specials, including certified angus beef house smoked prime rib.

Via Perla

Via Perla

901 Pearl Street

Dinner

Italian

Boulder

From the tabletops of Italy, tucked away in small trattorias, food is not only prepared with great passion, it is served with genuine gratitude. The menu choices are modest, yet tailored to honor the past and blend with the present. Truly the signature of Italy.

West End Tavern

West End Tavern

926 Pearl Street

Dinner

Bars, American (New)

Boulder

For decades the West End Tavern has been Boulder's favorite spot for cold beer and good eats. The tavern brings you a menu of delicious home-style cuisine that has elevated the conversation in town around BBQ, burgers, and creative daily specials.

Wild Standard

Wild Standard

1043 Pearl Street

Dinner

Seafood, Global, International, Oyster Bar

Boulder

Wild Standard begins with an appreciation for simplicity, authenticity, and sustainable connections to the land and sea. Our menus include fresh seasonal seafood and delicious offerings from the farm. An Award Winning Cocktail Program and Wine list features small, artisan producers.

Zolo Grill

Zolo Grill

2525 Arapahoe Avenue

Dinner

American (New), Latin American, Mexican

Boulder

Declared by 5280 as “Absolutely the hottest restaurant in Boulder,” Zolo Southwestern Grill has delivered award-winning cuisine with superior service since 1994. Our intention is to treat you to flavorful & soulful food that is served in an unpretentious and relaxed environment.

2020 Food + Wine Bar

2020 Food + Wine Bar

2020 Ionosphere Street

Dinner

Wine Bars, Tapas/Small Plates, Pizza

Longmont

In June of 2014, 2020 Food + Wine Bar opened its doors and european-inspired patio with the purpose of serving the surrounding area a comfortable place to gather and enjoy carefully chosen wines, local craft beers and classic cocktails. Neapolitan pizza, fresh salads, tapas and daily specials are created fresh everyday by chef owner Matthew Koury, who brings over 25 years of culinary expertise to the cuisine. It is sure to please the wine novice and enthusist. Whether it’s a romantic date night, friends or family, there is something for everyone in this cozy neighborhood establishment!

Caprese Trattoria

Caprese Trattoria

1067 South Hover Road

Dinner

Italian, Bars, Pizza

Longmont

The chef behind Boulder’s Sforno Trattoria Romana and Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar opened his latest Italian concept earlier this month in southwest Longmont. Caprese Trattoria replaced the fast-casual Mediterranean favorite Basil Flats on Hover Road.

SAMPLES

SAMPLES

370 Main Street

Dinner

American (New), Breakfast & Brunch, Fondue

Longmont

We are preparing the newest update to our menu! By request, we are adding more burgers to join the famous "Jim Burger" and the soon to be very famous "Poutine Burger". Come in and try two of our newest burgers together for just $16! These burgers pair perfectly with the French Pils from Tahoe Brewing company and the Upslope Belgian pale ale.

740 Front

740 Front

740 Front Street

Dinner

American (New), Seafood, Steakhouses

Louisville

740 Front is the last remaining saloon of the original thirteen that lined the 3-block strip of Front Street. At the turn of the last century, this historic building was built and owned by E.J. Defrancia who was Louisville’s agent for Tivoli Beer (largest brewer in the state, headquartered in Denver). It is one of Colorado’s two oldest bars, the oldest ongoing tavern license in the state and, to the community, a priceless treasure steeped in memory and local lore. 740 Front is the last remaining saloon of the original thirteen that lined the 3-block strip of Front Street.

Empire Lounge & Restaurant

Empire Lounge & Restaurant

816 Main Street

Dinner

American (New), Lounges

Louisville

The Empire Lounge and Restaurant provides hometown hospitality with professional knowledge and passion. Relax amongst your closest friends or entertain your most important client. Either way, our doors are open for you.

Via Toscana

Via Toscana

356 South McCaslin Boulevard

Dinner

Italian, Pizza, Wine Bars

Louisville

Opened in 1998 by Louisville residents Rob and Krista Castellino, Via Toscana continues both family traditions and the rich Italian heritage of Louisville. So, relax and enjoy this Boulder County original - as family.

Zucca

Zucca

808 Main Street

Dinner

Italian

Louisville

Zucca Italian Ristorante celebrates the broad range of Italian cuisine. Explore the rich flavors of Italy’s sun drenched south, to the mountains in the north. Experience Italian food the way it should be, with fresh ingredients, careful preparation, and delightful presentation as you relax in our cozy, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy a selection from our 100% Italian wine list, which features wines from all the regions of Italy.

Greenbriar Inn

Greenbriar Inn

8735 Foothills Highway

Dinner

American, Continental

Boulder

Opened in 1967, The Greenbriar Inn is an elegant restaurant, tavern and private event space located in the north Boulder countryside and nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The surrounding 20 acres features two ponds, striking woodland, and thriving vegetable, fruit, and flower gardens. The cuisine focuses on seasonal, American classics and is complimented by a 1200 label award-winning wine cellar.

Lyons Fork

Lyons Fork

450 Main Street

Dinner

American (New)

Lyons

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