My husband and I spent our twenty-third anniversary at the Boulder Cork this year. Upon entering the restaurant, the sweet hostess took our coats and hung them safely away in the closet, and took us to a fabulous table in the back of the restaurant next to the fireplace. I would suggest calling ahead for a reservation, as our server and the hostess were well aware that this was to be a very special evening for us, and literally made us feel like royalty.
The prices of the steaks were on the high side, but we are not eating at the outback steak house. Our lovely server Rachael informed us that the steaks were all natural and grass fed, so you pay for what you get. The wine list is out of this world to say the least, and as a wine connoisseur, some of the older vintages are exceptionally low in price considering the restaurant mark up. We ordered a George Latour BV private reserve '96 that was out of this world, and that alone would have made our night until the courses started coming.
My husband and I shared an Arugula & La Quercia Prosciutto salad, which they were happy to split without a split fee (many restaurants do this these days) then my husband got the filet oscar and I the most generous and tasty new york strip, and everything was cooked to perfection. We ordered the sides of asparagus, sauteed mushrooms, and some mashed potatoes. The sides are generous, and great for sharing, and I was so glad that we had the option to choose what we wanted so that we could mix it up a bit.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is willing to pay a little extra for the best quality meats and seafood, enjoy the best wine, have exceptional service, and simply relax and have a fine but not uptight dining experience. This restaurant has been around since 1969, and it shows in their mastery. If you are unsure about where to spend a fabulous evening dining, give this place a try, you won't be disappointed. It is truly a little taste of Boulder history.