If you’re looking for some fresh, new places to add to your list of restaurants for nights (and mornings) when you don’t feel like cooking, Boulder County’s innovative restaurateurs, bakers, distillers and even winemakers have got you covered. Below, some of the best new restaurants and other eating and drinking establishment to visit in the near future.
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7916 Niwot Road, Niwot
Head to Niwot to sample Patrick and Lisa Balcom’s expertly crafted small plates made primarily with ingredients that come from within 10 miles of the restaurant. Order a diverse selection of dishes to share with your dining partners—like the Moroccan carrots, curry roasted rutabaga and Buckner Ranch steak (from nearby Bucker Family Ranch in Niwot)—or let the husband-and-wife duo behind Farow choose for you by ordering the six-course chef’s tasting menu. And, no matter what you eat, be sure to save room for dessert— Lisa Balcom is an incredible pastry chef!
1115 Pearl Street, Boulder
Gemini opened on the Pearl Street Mall in November 2021. The contemporary Spanish restaurant is helmed by twin sisters Catherine and Elizabeth Neckes, plus their husbands (the restaurant’s business manager, Michael Mehiel, and its chef, Brian Pierce). Pierce worked for nationally recognized restaurants in New York City before moving to the Aspen area, where he worked as a private chef and caterer. Now, the two couples are joining forces in Boulder with their new eatery, which draws inspiration from Barcelona and San Sebastian. The menu features more traditional tapas like patatas bravas, as well as larger plates like braised lamb.
Moe’s Broadway Bagel
225 Main Street, Longmont
You already know and love Moe’s, but now this beloved Boulder bagel shop has a brand new location in Longmont. The owners completed a beautiful renovation of a previously vacant building; the result is light, bright, airy and everything you need while grabbing a breakfast sandwich and a cup of coffee. We can’t wait to sit on their front patio when the weather warms up!
1905 29th St #1174, Boulder
There’s a new way to reduce your meat consumption, thanks to the arrival of Meta Burger at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall. It’s a fast-casual restaurant that specializes in plant-based fare, including burgers, sandwiches and even desserts. The restaurant also recently opened a new location in Edgewater and is partnering with Hungry Planet for all of its plant-based meat offerings. Their super popular Flatiron Burger is made with a plant-based patty, flatiron steak sauce, shaved brussels sprouts, shallots, grilled mushrooms and gouda cheese. They also make a delicious crispy and fried plant-based “chicken” sandwich with sauce, pickles, lettuce and tomatoes.
Dry Land Distillers
519 Main Street, Longmont
Yet another reason to visit Longmont: Dry Land‘s brand new tasting room. The gorgeous, mid-century modern space is much larger than their previous tasting room (which was tucked behind La Vita Bella) and has an expansive patio for people-watching. Located on Longmont’s Main Street, the new tasting room is also the perfect spot for grabbing a cocktail before, during and after any downtown events.
Silver Vines Winery
2015 13th Street, Boulder
Silver Vines, which is headquartered in Olde Town Arvada, recently relocated its Boulder tasting room to a new spot just off the Pearl Street Mall. The new space is the perfect place to spend an afternoon sampling Silver Vines’ pinot grigio, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, dry rose, riesling and other reds and whites.