4 Must-Visit Boulder Restaurants of 2019

Catherine Burgess


These new eateries should be at the top of your must-try list this year.

Usher in 2019 with festivities, fun, and flavor. Explore the best of Boulder’s local food scene by trying out four incredible restaurants that are sure to become new favorites. These hot spots are all unique and innovative, blending culinary artistry with incomparable taste. Revamp your dining experience by exploring Boulder’s neighborhood essentials. 

1. Corrida  

1023 Walnut St.

This restaurant has been met with anticipation and enthusiasm from residents. Nestled in the heart of Pearl Street, Corrida is a rooftop dining experience that promises to satisfy. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Flatiron mountains, this traditional Spanish restaurant is serving up cuisine from the rich Basque culture. 

Their seafood and steaks are menu highlights, served family-style and beautifully prepared over a wood-burning fire. Locals love the cocktail carts that weave through the tables, mixing up Spanish-style gin and tonics tinged with floral and citrus. 

2. Black Cat

1964 13th St.

Conveniently found in the Pearl Street Mall, Black Cat is a warm and elegant bistro serving up New American fare. Sourcing all ingredients from local farms, the Black Cat team is committed to using only the freshest produce. The menu changes seasonally and daily, reflecting the current harvest. 

Dining in this cozy ambiance is a treat in and of itself, while the inventive food and high-quality service make the whole experience unforgettable. With extensive wine lists and a creative cocktail menu, you’re in for a wonderful evening at the Black Cat. 

3. Santo

1265 Alpine Ave.

Run by celebrity chef Hosea Rosenberg, Santo is a culinary jewel making a strong statement in Boulder. Crafting authentic food from Rosenberg’s childhood home of Northern New Mexico, the dishes here reflect influences of Native American, Mexican, and Spanish cuisines. You’ll fall in love with their flavorful sauces, wood-fire grilled dishes, and savory flavor pairings. 

Santo is dedicated to using only certified organic and non-GMO ingredients, sourcing only local spices, produce, and meats. With an earthy and modern atmosphere, Santo is a comfortable spot to enjoy a collage of delicious new flavors.  

4. Leaf 

1710 Pearl St.

A tribute to high-class vegetarian cuisine, Leaf is a completely plant-based restaurant, delivering a fine dining experience paired with exquisite dishes. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy the wonders of this creative spot in the heart of Boulder.

Using local and fresh organic produce from their own company farm, the menu is full of vibrant treasures. Open for brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, and dessert, Leaf doesn’t miss a beat. The dimly lit, quiet, and relaxing dining space sets an intimate dinner time mood. The quality is impeccable, and every trip here is a well-deserved treat. 

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