Our Story

“Local, fresh ingredients shouldn’t be special; it should be assumed.” –Chef Jim Smailer

A fine dining tradition in Boulder for more than 50 years, the Boulder Cork has the skill, experience and community connections to offer the absolute highest quality ingredients prepared in a way that lets the food speak for itself. Opened in 1969, the Cork has seen many changes over the years, from an expanded dining area to an ever-evolving menu to the regularly changing local artwork on the warm wood and brick walls. Yet the hallmark of what has enabled the Cork to last – the best local ingredients prepared by a chef with more than 30 years’ experience — remains true. We pride ourselves in providing a casual, yet attentive atmosphere, the best modern American cuisine, and most importantly, the freshest ingredients you’ll find anywhere.

Check out the latest artwork on display at the Cork. We are currently showing work by Anastasia Horwith. Read more about Anastasia and her work at: AnastasiaHorwith.com.

Jim at Farmer's Market

For the safety of our customers, The Boulder Cork is closed until further notice.

We are adopting social distancing measures to help fight the spread of COVID-19. We believe this is best for our customers, staff and community at this time. When we reopen, we’ll announce it in our newsletter, on our website and on our Facebook page.

Until you dine with us again, stay safe!
— The Management