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Dolan's Restaurant
Boulder, CO

Michael Dolan has a great happy hour with $3.00 wines and a good bar menu.  His restaurant in open for lunch and dinner and has consistently good food.
Frasca Food and Wine
1738 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO
United States

Contact:
303 442 6966
Two year old kind of Italian restaurant by people from the renowned Fresh Laundry Restaurant in the Napa Valley, California.  Lauded as a great restaurant, has big wine list, lots of people, and calls for reservations way before you get here, weeks before you get here, probably.
Mateo
1837 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO
United States

Contact:
303 443 7766
Little place on the north side of Pearl Street, quaintly placed in an old simple rectangle building, with a little courtyard, great food, and kind of an un-Boulder, city bistro feeling to it, pleasant in every way, good to great food, and the feeling you have been somewhere kind of romantic and special.
L'Attelier
1739 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO
United States

Contact:
303 442 7233
Radek Cerny used to have the old European Cafe in the Arapahoe Village Shopping Center, which was probably Boulder's best restaurant for many years.  HE then branched out into Denver, and Niwot, and finally has landed again in Boulder.  This place has his signature foods, sense of style and old European character that makes it well worth the time and price to visit.  You probably need reservations, since it is another really small place in the new fine restaurant center of town, east Pearl Street.
Lucille's
2124 14th Street
Boulder, CO
United States

Contact:
303 442 4743
Lucille's is an old Boulder tradition that keeps on going strong.  There are lines there for breakfast on Sunday.  It is a Cajun Restaurant, and it is a good one, set in an old house with a glassed in porch and rickety stairs to the upper rooms.  Crowded and fun, and the food holds up each time.
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
1101 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO
United States

Contact:
303 444 3690
Serviceable Mexican food in a great building, but everyone really comes to drink Margaritas, with a limit of three that most can't get to anyway.  Fun place to be with a larger crowd, and all of you have to be there at the same time to be seated, but you can always hang out in the bar with the rest of the derelicts.  It is fun to be at The Rio.
Brasserie Ten Ten
1011 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO
United States

Contact:
303 998 1010
Second coming of a beautiful glass walled corner room across the street from The Mediterranean Restaurant, the wildly successful sister to this cosmopolitan creation by the same owner, Joe Romano, whose prior life includes having taken Domino's Pizza from a thousand to a hundred thousand outlets.  This means he is rich enough to make really good restaurants, and he has here, as well as at The Med. Nice bar, good food, good wine, okay service, just a little pretentious, but that's nothing Boulder isn't getting accustomed to.
Broker Inn Restaurant
555 30th Street
Boulder, CO
United States

Contact:
303 449 1752
The Broker Inn and Restaurant were sold recently, used to belong to Carole Parker and Fred Borra and Ed Novak in its heyday.  Now, it is a dowdy sort of place, but the rooms are still decorated individually, and the restaurant still impresses people with its tufted old wood ambience and the food is good to excellent, especially the Sunday brunch, which remains the best food deal in town.  Good for power lunch and worth trying at dinner, especially if you are staying at the Hotel, but then, if you are doing that, you probably ought to go out, so they do have a dilemna.  This is also where we will meet for Friday Happy Hour, July 21, 2006.
Carelli's
30th Street and Baseline Road
Boulder, CO
United States
a charming Italian restaurant in an unlikely location run by the third generation of Carelli family restrauteurs.  Open for lunch and dinner.