Despite making its name as a major skiing destination, Boulder dining has found its own acclaim in recent years. Serving up a unique blend of regional and international cuisine, the city has something for every type of palate. While many of the restaurants try and cater to the heavy skiing population, others focus on making light and delicious organic meals. Below are a few Boulder dining options that are both delicious and light on the wallet.
Frasca Food and Wine
1738 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302-5525
Although Italian cuisine is easy to find in Boulder, one of the best Italian restaurants in the area is called Frasca Food and Wine. It serves up unique Italian cooking that has a distinctive American flair. If you happen to be visiting the restaurant on a Monday, you will be treated to a delicious tasting menu. Samples of a variety of the chef's specialties are available for a fixed price. If you decide to get a price fixed menu at Frasca, you may end up spending more than you had hoped. The best way to save money and still enjoy this restaurant is by ordering several Primi dishes to share with the table. Dishes range from grilled pork shoulder to creamy Anson Mills heirloom polenta. Ask for directions to the restaurant from any staff member at your Boulder Bed and Breakfast.
1964 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
If you are a strong believer in eating healthy and sustainable food, then the Black Cat may be the place for you. All of the food at the Black Cat is made from organic ingredients. Some of the best dishes on the menu include: sauteed lemon snapper, juxtaposition of duck and roasted garlic polenta gratin. While many of these meals are available year round, it is important to always check the online menu to see if any seasonal changes have been made. If you are staying at a Boulder Inn, chances are you can ask the front desk to call ahead and make reservations for you at this exclusive restaurant. If you are looking to come in for appetizers only, the Black Cat has a lovely selection of finger foods that are sure to delight and satisfy a slight hunger. Some appetizers include the hamachi crudo with sea foam as well as the grilled peppered beef with pickled eggplant.
The Mediterranean Restaurant
1002 Walnut Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Many restaurants in Boulder only specialize in one dining time. Despite this, the Mediterranean Restaurant serves up fine cuisine during both lunch and dinner. With fresh Mediterranean dishes that serve everything from fish to chicken, this restaurant will be sure to fill you up for the money you pay. What separates the Mediterranean Restaurant from other Boulder dining options is its unique flavors and spices. Combining the best Mediterranean spices and herbs, the Mediterranean Restaurant succeeds in making delicious and inventive dishes at every turn. The lunch menu is quite affordable and perfect for people looking to save a bit of cash.