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Where To Dine On Christmas In Boulder

The best evening specials on Christmas and Christmas Eve in Boulder.

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Perhaps you aren't up for cooking and making a mess in your kitchen this Christmas and you prefer to dine out, and enjoy an evening on the town in Boulder and other immediate surrounding towns. Eater has you covered with nine restaurants covering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from decadent king crab legs to eggnog creme brule, you're sure to find something this holiday season.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Colterra

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210 Franklin St.
Niwot, CO 80544
(303) 652-0777
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Colterra is hosting a Christmas Eve, three-course prix fixe dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. for $65 per person. All their food is entirely non-GMO, and you can expect to find the likes of lobster and wild prawns, slow roasted Teton Waters Ranch prime rib, and a decadent eggnog creme brulee.

2. SALT the Bistro

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1047 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-7258
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Colterra's sister restaurant, from Chef/Owner Bradford Heap is also hosting a Christmas Eve prix fixe dinner for $65 per person, from 11 a.m. until close. You can expect their full dinner menu, alongside seasonal specials like Alaskan King crab legs and coal roasted Monroe Farm onion soup.

3. Chautauqua Dining Hall

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98 Clematis Dr.
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 440-3776
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On Christmas Eve the dining hall at Chautauqua will be offering a four course, prix fixe dinner. Dinner will include a family style appetizer course, salad, entrée (choice of four entrees including a vegetarian option) and a choice of dessert. Pricing is $38 for adults and $20 for children 10 and under and does not include beverages, tax, or gratuity.

4. Basta

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3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 997-8775
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Pizzeria Basta is open on Christmas Eve, where you can expect to find regular standbys on the menu alongside direct ship oyseters from Hamma Hamma. They'll also bring in a collection of small growers Champagne to celebrate the season.

5. L'Atelier

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1739 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-7233
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Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, L'Atelier is open from 5 to 9 p.m. on both days, serving an extensive, special menu. Starting with appetizers for $14, to entree's between $24-29 like Veal Au Jambon, Colorado Rack of Lamb with a Dijon demi-glaze, and more you can expect to enjoy a special evening out.

6. Black Cat

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1964 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-9110
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Black Cat is open on Christmas Eve serving a traditional holiday menu of crown roast of beef, leg of lamb, blini with smoked trout and horseradish, poached wild salmon and steamed English pudding.

7. Kachina

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10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
(303) 410-5813
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Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day, Kachina is serving a Pioneer Christmas Menu. The four course menu honors the pioneer spirit of Colorado with small plates, stews and greens, mains, sides, and sweets. Each course is inspired by a different Western pioneer value. Dishes include the likes of traditional pork posole, chicken tinga tostadas, smoked ham, and tres leches cake. The menu is served family style, offering choices of all ages. A featured cocktail and wine menu will accompany the dinner. The menu is $45 for adults and $15 for children.

8. Jill's Restaurant & Bistro

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900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 406-7399
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Jill's in The St. Julien Hotel is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For Christmas Eve they have a five-course prix fixe menu, with two sittings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. for $59.95 per adult, $24.95 per child. On Christmas Day they're serving brunch with two sittings at 10 a.m. and noon, which is $59.95 per adult, and $21.95 per child. On the evening of Christmas they're serving a five-course prix fixe menu with two sittings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., for $59.95 per adult, and $24.95 per child.

9. Spruce Farm and Fish

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Spruce Farm & Fish in the Hotel Boulderado will celebrate Christmas Eve with a three three-course, prix fixe dinner for $55 per person. You can expect the likes of gold potato gnocchi with acorn squash, roasted prime rib with rosemary puree and roasted garlic seared greens, and pecan pie with white chocolate Ganache and cocoa sauce. Reservations start at 3 p.m. They will also be open on Christmas Day, offering brunch from 7 a.m. to noon.

1. Colterra

210 Franklin St., Niwot, CO 80544
Colterra is hosting a Christmas Eve, three-course prix fixe dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. for $65 per person. All their food is entirely non-GMO, and you can expect to find the likes of lobster and wild prawns, slow roasted Teton Waters Ranch prime rib, and a decadent eggnog creme brulee.
210 Franklin St.
Niwot, CO 80544

2. SALT the Bistro

1047 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Colterra's sister restaurant, from Chef/Owner Bradford Heap is also hosting a Christmas Eve prix fixe dinner for $65 per person, from 11 a.m. until close. You can expect their full dinner menu, alongside seasonal specials like Alaskan King crab legs and coal roasted Monroe Farm onion soup.
1047 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

3. Chautauqua Dining Hall

98 Clematis Dr., Boulder, CO 80302
On Christmas Eve the dining hall at Chautauqua will be offering a four course, prix fixe dinner. Dinner will include a family style appetizer course, salad, entrée (choice of four entrees including a vegetarian option) and a choice of dessert. Pricing is $38 for adults and $20 for children 10 and under and does not include beverages, tax, or gratuity.
98 Clematis Dr.
Boulder, CO 80302

4. Basta

3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Pizzeria Basta is open on Christmas Eve, where you can expect to find regular standbys on the menu alongside direct ship oyseters from Hamma Hamma. They'll also bring in a collection of small growers Champagne to celebrate the season.
3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

5. L'Atelier

1739 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, L'Atelier is open from 5 to 9 p.m. on both days, serving an extensive, special menu. Starting with appetizers for $14, to entree's between $24-29 like Veal Au Jambon, Colorado Rack of Lamb with a Dijon demi-glaze, and more you can expect to enjoy a special evening out.
1739 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

6. Black Cat

1964 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Black Cat is open on Christmas Eve serving a traditional holiday menu of crown roast of beef, leg of lamb, blini with smoked trout and horseradish, poached wild salmon and steamed English pudding.
1964 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

7. Kachina

10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020
Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day, Kachina is serving a Pioneer Christmas Menu. The four course menu honors the pioneer spirit of Colorado with small plates, stews and greens, mains, sides, and sweets. Each course is inspired by a different Western pioneer value. Dishes include the likes of traditional pork posole, chicken tinga tostadas, smoked ham, and tres leches cake. The menu is served family style, offering choices of all ages. A featured cocktail and wine menu will accompany the dinner. The menu is $45 for adults and $15 for children.
10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020

8. Jill's Restaurant & Bistro

900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Jill's in The St. Julien Hotel is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For Christmas Eve they have a five-course prix fixe menu, with two sittings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. for $59.95 per adult, $24.95 per child. On Christmas Day they're serving brunch with two sittings at 10 a.m. and noon, which is $59.95 per adult, and $21.95 per child. On the evening of Christmas they're serving a five-course prix fixe menu with two sittings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., for $59.95 per adult, and $24.95 per child.
900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

9. Spruce Farm and Fish

Boulder, CO
Spruce Farm & Fish in the Hotel Boulderado will celebrate Christmas Eve with a three three-course, prix fixe dinner for $55 per person. You can expect the likes of gold potato gnocchi with acorn squash, roasted prime rib with rosemary puree and roasted garlic seared greens, and pecan pie with white chocolate Ganache and cocoa sauce. Reservations start at 3 p.m. They will also be open on Christmas Day, offering brunch from 7 a.m. to noon.

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