Must Experience Boulder Restaurants: The Kitchen Group

The Kitchen Boulder Restaurants
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When you walk down the west end of Pearl Street, you’ll come across Boulder restaurant mainstays like Salt and Tahona Tequila Bistro. But right in the middle of the block between 11th and 10th Streets, you’ll find a quaint restaurant grouping of three eateries:

The Kitchen, The Kitchen Upstairs, and The Kitchen Next Door.

Whatever your fancy is for a level of “fancy,” this Boulder restaurant group will serve you well – lunch, happy hour, and dinner (and seven days a week).

The Kitchen Next Door: The newest in The Kitchen group, The Kitchen Next Door is a community pub. Ideal for casual lunches, dinners, and happy hour gatherings, everything in the restaurant follows the group’s farm-to-table mentality. Local favorites are always the Kale Chips and the Slow Roasted Pork Sandwich, but you can always find a board of daily specials and seasons features right on the dining room wall. Most meals are $17 or under and they do feature a children’s menu for families. Open for lunch onward beginning at 11AM.

The Kitchen Upstairs: If you’re looking for some of the finest shared plates in the Boulder restaurant scene, this is your destination. They offer an extensive range of tapas plates as well as a pretty primo wine and beer list. In fact, the wine, beer, and cocktail list is bigger then the menu! There’s plenty of community-style seating, and if you’re going for happy hour, arrive early. This place gets packed after working hours! They are not open for lunch but open at 4:30PM daily. Most plates are $17 or less and generally settle in the $9-12 range.

The Kitchen: The most upscale of the entire Kitchen group of  restaurants, The Kitchen is fantastic for nights out with friends and loved ones, celebrations, and company get togethers. Reservations are definitely recommended. The menu is wholly a farm-to-table seasonal offering, featuring the best and freshest ingredients from across the Front Range of Colorado. They support sustainable farming practices and organic produce, but there’s never a compromise on taste. You’ll find exquisite scallops and gorgeous monkfish along with a variety of vegetarian options, with everything on the menu cycling as the season dictates. They open at 4:30pm daily for community hour and dinner. Pricing stays under $40 for entrées and a party of two can expect to enjoy a meal for under $100 without alcohol.

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Erika Napoletano

Erika Napoletano

Erika Napoletano is a speaker, columnist, author and branding consultant at Boulder-based RHW Media - a firm dedicated to getting people UNstuck and over those annoying problems that keep them from being awesome. Learn more about her at erikanapoletano.com.
Erika Napoletano

Erika Napoletano

Erika Napoletano is a speaker, columnist, author and branding consultant at Boulder-based RHW Media - a firm dedicated to getting people UNstuck and over those annoying problems that keep them from being awesome. Learn more about her at erikanapoletano.com.

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