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  • Writer's pictureEli Kalen

Boulder's Best Restaurants: A Guide to Michelin-Starred Dining

As a realtor in Boulder, I'm often asked about the city's top dining destinations. Fortunately, the prestigious Michelin Guide has recently unveiled its selections for Colorado, shining a spotlight on Boulder's thriving culinary scene. Here's a rundown of the standout Boulder restaurants recognized by Michelin inspectors, along with their coveted distinctions.





One Michelin Star: Exceptional Cuisine

Frasca Food and Wine has earned Boulder's first and only Michelin star, a testament to its "high quality cooking, worth a stop." This upscale Italian restaurant focuses on the cuisine of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, with "remarkably executed" dishes infused with the personality of the talented chefs. The exceptional service, led by Outstanding Service Award winner Sergei Kiefel and his front-of-house team, perfectly complements the impeccable wine program.





Bib Gourmand: Good Value, Great Food

Basta, a cozy Italian restaurant, received the Bib Gourmand distinction for serving "good quality food at a good value." Don't miss their wood-fired pizzas made with heirloom grains milled next door, as well as standout dishes like the burrata and roasted chicken.





Michelin Green Stars: Sustainable Gastronomy

Two Boulder restaurants, Blackbelly and Bramble & Hare, were awarded the prestigious Michelin Green Star for their pioneering efforts in sustainable gastronomy. Blackbelly is a sustainable farm-to-table restaurant by Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg, with an attached butcher shop. Bramble & Hare sources ingredients from their own farm, led by James Beard finalist Eric Skokan.




Other Noteworthy Selections

Rounding out the Michelin-recommended restaurants in Boulder are Oak at Fourteenth, an intimate restaurant with an open kitchen, Cafe Aion for Spanish-inspired tapas, and the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House.With such an impressive array of Michelin-recognized establishments, Boulder has solidified its reputation as a world-class dining destination. Whether you're a local resident or just visiting, these restaurants offer an exceptional culinary experience worth exploring.As a Boulder realtor, I'm always happy to provide personalized recommendations beyond the Michelin Guide. Feel free to reach out if you're seeking other dining suggestions tailored to your tastes and preferences.




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