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Riff's Urban Fare

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1115 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5103 (11th st)
+1 303-440-6699
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a second visit, the food was good and innovative, the service was excellent and the atmosphere quite nice. It's also fun to watch the scene on the walking mall.

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Thank Tiz108
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently visited Boulder for the first time, and we decided to have dinner at Riff's on our first night in town. I absolutely loved the atmosphere, which was the perfect mix of rustic and eclectic in an urban setting. The cocktails were unique, and we both enjoyed the one that we ordered. Our waiter was very... More 

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Thank Ashley U
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to The Riff for lunch with my husband. Cold day in Boulder with a few snow flakes. Perfect!! Lunch was great. We shared a Pear Salad with honey infused with black pepper. With arugala and goat cheese. Very good My main course was grilled avocados with crab salsa. Very good. My husband ordered the Penne Pasta with roasted... More 

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Allenspark, CO
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect balance of food, service, and ambiance. We had drinks and a selection of small-plate appetizers--all delicious, interesting, and well prepared. The service was great! It's a cool place to spend time in downtown Boulder on the Pearl Street mall. Really conducive to popping in when you're seeing the sights. I'd go back--in fact, I did! Three days after my... More 

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Thank Edilie
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch at Riffs was such a treat. Very busy but we sat at the bar with no wait. Broccoli potato soup with lemon truffle oil was unique, light and delicious. Warmed Burrata's plate components melded wonderfully. Mussels were plentiful and accompanying tomato based sauce were perfect. Salmon sandwich was expertly prepared with complimentary and, yes, delicious, aloi and marmalade. The... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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169 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very yummy, very creative small plates. Nice wines, too. Service was good - attentive and knowledgable. But expensive

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Thank SaulPittsburgh
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great choice from my Daughter for her Grades Dinner. From start to finish this fabulous staff handle the event to perfection FOOD PERFECT

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Thank Angel M
Boulder, Colorado
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We just went to Riff's two nights ago for Happy Hour, before the Nobel Literature Series at the Boulder Bookstore. We've been here before for dinner and were very pleased that their Happy Hour menu offered equally delicious small dishes. We ate too much! We can't wait to go back and try other dishes. Do try their truffle fries, the... More 

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southern cal
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152 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious burger and fantastic onion soup. Would definitely come back. Good service and nice decor. Limited menu but it all sounded good

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longmont colorado
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Cauliflower with raisins and capers - very yummy! Salmon croquettes (croquet anyone?) - not a lot of salmon but delicious. Another time there I had potato gnocchi - tasty (but wish it was served with some a healthy side of goat cheese for protein balance). Potato soup -- weak flavors. Convenient Pearl Street walking mall location right next to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5103
    (11th st)
  • Public Transportation: RTD and local bus service.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-440-6699
Description
tel 303 440-6699opened recently

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Long Grove, Illinois
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?